Sunday, July 22, 2007

Letter on the Tzipi Livni Piece

This letter appeared in today's Sunday Magazine of the NYTimes:-

The article describes the Irgun as “Zionist guerrillas who used what would today be called terrorist methods to blast the British out of Palestine.” In fact, today the Irgun would not be considered terrorist. After all, if members of Al Qaeda, who routinely slaughter Iraqis by the hundreds, are “insurgents,” and Hamas, which has done the same in Israel, is made up of “militants,” it is unlikely the Irgun, which focused primarily on British forces and which was loath to kill civilians, would be considered terrorist. But given the rampant double standards that bedevil Israel, who knows?

George Burger

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