Ben Buchwalter


Touching and Insightful Articles on Israel
January 9, 2009, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Foreign Affairs | Tags: , , ,

From M.J. Rosenberg at TPM Cafe:  “Ceasefire Now!”

Also, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic:”The Moral Responsibilities of Israeli Soldiers”

You’re not Hamas. You’re better than Hamas. So act it. […] So when you operate, operate with the children in mind. It’s a burden Hamas has placed on you — it’s no joy to fight an enemy who hides behind his children. But that’s what you’re facing. And when you come across scenes like the one described in this Washington Post story, help the children.

You can protect your country and be the moral superior at the same time. Ruthlessly target those responsible for anti-Israel attacks. But do everything possible to reduce civilian casualties, especially among children. And help the innocents of the other side whenever possible. That’s how you earn the trust of international public opinion.

UPDATE: This post generated a lot of discussion on TPM. Check it out.

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