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Who's afraid of the Green Line?

The Green Line, the boundary between Israel and the Palestinian territories recognized by most of the world, has been all but erased by the Israeli education system. Rami Younis, also of +972 Magazine, talks to educators about how it happened, and what it means.

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    1. Itshak Gordin Halevy

      The Auschwitz line was a danger for the State of Israel

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      • Ben

        That hoary old cliche? Really shameless.

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      • Bruce Gould

        @Itshak: That’s an admirably short summary of Israeli attitudes, but I can sum it up even more briefly: the Holocaust gave Jews carte-blanche.

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        • Ben

          A German diplomat explained the other problems related to taking Israel’s side in the EU: “More and more European states are against Israel’s behavior and we cannot achieve, let’s say, a better-worded resolution against Jerusalem every time, as it is always about compromises. And we need compromises in many EU affairs affecting Germany, so the other states say: You want to help Israel again? Fine, but then you need to give us something for it. The truth is, Israel’s support inside the EU is vanishing. Germany, being almost alone as [its] defender, can’t do too much.”
          …In the long run, Merkel’s Germany will remain a friend to Israel. But Israel’s most right-wing coalition ever will face stronger opposition and public criticism from Berlin, which will only increase if Schulz becomes chancellor against all odds. The fear that Germany might get attacked by Israel because of the Holocaust is over. A younger German leadership knows its historical responsibilities toward Jews and Israel, but it no longer feels guilty for what happened in the Shoah.
          read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.807203

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