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Olmert decries 'evil wind of extremism' in Israel

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    My Way News - Olmert decries 'evil wind of extremism' in Israel

    [JERUSALEM (AP) - An "evil wind of extremism" is threatening Israel's democracy, outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Sunday, after a pipe bomb attack wounded a professor critical of Israel's settler movement.

    Olmert's forceful comments came amid growing concerns in Israel about violence by hard-line radicals, including extremist West Bank settlers. Israeli defense officials and human rights groups have noted a rise in settler violence against Palestinian soldiers and Israeli soldiers in recent months.

    Also, dozens of Israeli civilians entered the Palestinian village of Kufr Diek in the West Bank late Saturday, smashing the windows of several cars and homes, said the mayor, Jamal al-Diek. Israeli troops fired stun grenades, and two villagers were hurt, the mayor said. The military denied firing grenades.

    In Jerusalem, Olmert told his Cabinet at the start of its weekly meeting that police were asked to move as quickly as possible to arrest those involved in the bomb attack Thursday on Professor Zeev Sternhell, winner of Israel's prestigious Israel Prize. Sternhell, a vocal critic of West Bank settlements, was lightly wounded in the bombing, which took place outside his home.

    Olmert said the attackers appeared to be part of "another underground" - a reference to extremists who bombed the cars of several Arab mayors, killed three students in a shooting spree at a West Bank university and masterminded a botched attempt to blow up a key Muslim shrine in Jerusalem in the 1980s.

    "An evil wind of extremism, of hate, of maliciousness, of violence, of losing control, of lawbreaking, of contempt for the institutions of state, is passing though certain sections of the Israeli public," Olmert told the Cabinet.

    The violence "is threatening Israeli democracy and the ability of those in charge in Israel to make decisions, and the ability of people to freely express opinions without fearing that they will be hurt by wild and violent people, people who break the law and break the framework of normal democratic life," Olmert said.]
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    Who cares what this thief and crook has to say. The sooner the Israeli people are rid of him the better. People are rightly outraged they are being betrayed by their inept astonishingly corrupt government, a government that has no popular support and is being propped up only to execute a ludicrous "Peace Deal" with a terrorist entity, a deal that won't be worth the paper it's written on.
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    Do you think Israelis are justified in violence towards Palestinians, in taking over more territories, or in the future in a pre-emptive attack on Iran?

    And if yes, do you consider yourself an extremist or are your views common among Israelis or Zionists?
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    No. What they should do is throw down their weapons and allow all the Arabs you love to rape their women and slaughter their children. That would be justice.
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    Funny you say this when the majority of killings and rapings have occurred to Palestians than the other way around.

    So you discard all the recent acts of violence on Palestinians cited in the article, simply because of the person who is denouncing the acts.

    Got it. I hope others aren't as completely biased as yourself.
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    Nice to know that it's okay by those like yourself, to bomb Israeli professors who criticize violence on Palestinians, and to completely dismiss violence if it's pointed out by someone you don't respect.

    You sound a little more wacko than even neo-con sheep. Actually, the kind of extremism and blind bias is very similar.
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    Since we are not Israel, the pertinant question is; Do you think America is justified in her violence toward Iraq and Afghanistan?

    My position is, let them destroy one another if that is what they want. Why should American live be WASTED trying to show them what America thinks is right for them? Think about that foolish assumption.
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    Of course we are not justified. As Ron Paul says, America needs to go back to isolationism. Stop trying to control oil pipelines in Iraq and Afghanistan and have our plans blow up in our faces.

    Innocent good American soldiers lives are being wasted, for what? To fight for Israel? For oil?

    This thread is related because the same kind of extremism manifesting itself in Israel, where it is okay to attack other Jews who go against the crazies, is similar to the same extremism and bias that neo-cons in America have in completely perverting the Republican Party.
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    Ok, then I misinterpretated the thread's main point...my bad. Looks like we agree more than disagree. However, if we are to be isolationists, why worry about current trends in Israel?
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    Extremism within certain ranks in Israel and within America are what is driving our involvement in the Middle East, pushing us to war and disaster for the United States.

    Read the 'Clean Break' policy paper, look up PNAC and AIPAC. The US will never be isolationist with crazy neo-cons and Zionists pushing America to fight for Israel on its behalf.
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    I refuse to take sides on that debate because I don't know enough about the history. I just wish the middle east could find their own common peaceful ground so it wouldn't be an issue. There is something wrong with that entire land and it's been going on for a long, long time.

    Can't they just grow up?

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