Monday, May 17

Some things never change

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The Israelis, of all people should know better, but apparently not. Here's a gem I found on Andrew Sullivan's site.

"Effi Eitam, a charismatic ex–cabinet minister and war hero, has proposed ethnically cleansing Palestinians from the West Bank. “We’ll have to expel the overwhelming majority of West Bank Arabs from here and remove Israeli Arabs from [the] political system,” he declared in 2006. In 2008, Eitam merged his small Ahi Party into Netanyahu’s Likud. And for the 2009–2010 academic year, he is Netanyahu’s special emissary for overseas “campus engagement.” (italics added for emphasis)

I am always stunned and amazed at how ignorant people are and never learn from history.

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