Israel: Disengagement

In israpundit, Daniel Pipes writes that the Israeli government's removal of its own citizens from Gaza ranks as one of the worst errors ever made by a democracy. Imshin says that there are reports that settlers have smuggled hundreds of army and police uniforms into the Gaza Strip and that they intend to wear them when the evacuators arrive so as to create confusion. Andrew Schamess writes Thinking Beyond the Disengagement and comes to a conclusion “I don't think Sharon has any respect for the Palestinians, and I don't think he's the man to make peace with them. But, we can hope.” Shiloh Musings points to the propaganda program in favor of Disengagement and against the “fanatic, extremist Jews”.

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  • Though she’s an American blogger, not an Israeli one, I want to point to Rebecca (of Mystical Politics) whose most recent post notes that as we watch the disengagement, we should be mindful of the many Palestinians who have been uprooted from their homes over the years. She also draws some connections between the current political situation and the Jewish holiday of Tisha b’Av which just ended.

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