July 1, 2014

Reawakening Israel's Deepest Fears

Anshel Pfeffer, The Guardian

The Associated Press

For Israelis, the nightmare of your son's phone ringing, unanswered, wipes away all the self-confidence that citizens of the Jewish state have built for themselves. That fear burrows into a national psyche that defines what Israel is about for its Jewish majority – a country that was founded and its entire military force built up so that no Jewish child should ever be captured and spirited away again. No other political arguments or realities apply. As far as they are concerned, that is Israel's core purpose.

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TAGGED: Israel, Hamas


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