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    97d ago
    Via Loop
    Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


    This is a jubilee year: 50 years after the greatest Jewish disaster since the Holocaust, 50 years after the greatest Palestinian disaster since the Nakba.

    2017 ought to be a year of soul-searching in Israel, a year of unparalleled sadness.

    Instead, the government plans to make it a year of celebration, celebrating the occupation.

    Ten million shekels have already been allocated to celebrate 50 years of suppression of another people, 50 years of rot and internal destruction.

    A state that celebrates 50 years of occupation is a state whose sense of direction has been lost, its ability to distinguish good from evil impaired.

    A military victory may be celebrated, but to celebrate decades of brutal military conquest? What exactly is there to celebrate, Israelis? Fifty years of bloodshed, abuse, disinheritance and sadism? Only societies that have no conscience celebrate such anniversaries.

    Size matters, in Israel's case: It has turned it into an evil, violent, ultranationalist, religious, racist state.

    Source: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.783684?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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