reply to post by QuestionTheGovernment
Ynet is Yediot Akharonot (Latest news) and it's one of the biggest newspapers in Israel.
This is an opinion piece, and as such is not news, it's just a column, people from all sides of the fence are represented in Israeli media.
This guy is actually right about a few of things, but it pains me to see that the only thing you gather from what he's saying is that Israelis think
Arabs and Americans are dumb...
When put back into context you can see that he says
Somehow we failed to notice that Arab armies learned the lessons of every war and found solutions to counter the IDF’s great power: Anti-tank cells
against our armored corps, missiles to circumvent our Air Force, and attacks on our civilian population.
And then the part about Israelis thinking the Arabs are dumb.
This is of course an exaggeration, but it does have truth in its core.
Now a day though this myth is slowly broken, as over the years Israeli Arabs have been assimilated more and more into Israeli society, with every new
generation slowly closing the gap.
I won't say it's perfect, but there are ignorant people in any society who will jump to hatred at any given chance, and choose not the way of
knowledge and understanding, but the way intolerance and self empowerment. (much like the way you choose to react, danbones)
Funny enough most people that do so are Jews of Arab origins.
And I can safely say that with each passing generation this gap will be closed further and further.
The same is true for all Arabs as Jordan and Egypt have been good friends of ours, also Turkey (before this whole mess).
As for America this is completely untrue in the general sense- Israelis have nothing but the utmost respect for America, striving to copy it's
culture in many ways (Like many other countries in the world).
The Israeli government on the other hand does not always do what the American government expects of it (Evacuating settlements, etc), and the author
was trying to be cynical about it.. This was also oddly translated, which doesn't help at all..
But, even with all that being said, I should note that these myths were much more true 30-40 years ago (these are exactly the periods he's referring
to), and I would also agree that the media had a certain bias for Israel in those days, something that is not true now a days.. In fact the opposite
is more true, and the myth of the Israeli bias is only kept alive by people who object Israel.
This bias has switched sides in the last 20 years.
In the end this person is saying that he is against the settlements (As I do, seeing as how they prevent peace), and that the Israeli government
should behave more as expected from it by the American government.
Hope this helps,
reply to post by Danbones
What the hell are you talking about?!?
Do you even realize that topic you are on?
My god, man... How is any of this even related to the topic, and what does your conclusion have to do with anything?
We get it, you don't like Israel, what's your point? At least say something useful..
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