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Friday, November 14, 2003

After the self-hating rabbis, the self-hating Shin Bet chiefs...

I don't believe it! After yesterday's piece about the rabbis going milky on the extermination of Arabush olive-trees at Ain Abbus (or Ainabus or Ein Abas), now we have former leaders of Shin Bet - the organisation par excellence for putting salt on the terrorist's tail, surely - suggesting that Likud policy may not be wise.

According to AP (November 14)
The former Shin Bet leaders - Yaakov Perry, Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom and Carmi Gilon - spoke in an interview with the newspaper Yediot Ahronot published Friday. Without a peace deal, they said, Israel's existence is in danger.

"We are taking sure, steady steps to a place where the state of Israel will no longer be a democracy and a home for the Jewish people," Ayalon was quoted as saying.

A measure of the degree of self-hate gnawing at the breasts of these once-loyal servants of the Jewish state is that
The four said Israel needs to withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza Strip - areas captured in the 1967 Mideast war - even if that means clashes with some of the 220,000 Jewish settlers who've built towns and outposts there.

This is the equivalent of Richard Perle - where in God's name has he got to? [1] - admitting that invading Iraq was a mistake!

  1. The august Financial Times (November 12) says that Hollinger International is investigating Richard Perle:
    The investigation is part of a wider internal probe at the publisher of the Daily Telegraph and Chicago Sun-Times into some of the company's corporate governance practices, including the payment of nearly $300m in management fees to Conrad Black, chief executive and chairman, and his deputies.

    His infamous threat to sue Seymour Hersh over a New Yorker piece has still to come to fruition in the form of a writ (Perle is supposed to be forum-shopping by taking his case to the plaintiff-friendly English courts), according to the latest in Jack Shafer's Richard Perle Libel Watch in Slate.

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