Israel needs life-saving surgery

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    Israel needs life-saving surgery - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

    A dear friend of mine who is in his 40s recently suffered from stomach aches and lack of appetite. Initially he ignored his loved ones' pleas to have a doctor examine him. Everything is fine, he said, don't worry. Eventually he agreed to the examination, and a cancerous tumor was found in his stomach. He was operated on two days later. During the surgery, part of his stomach, as well as his gullet, was removed. Today, a year-and-a-half after the surgery, he is doing well, and it seems he has beaten the disease.

    The story of my dear country, which is in its 60s, is quite different. It also has cancer – the most dangerous kind. Half of its citizens sense this, and the world's nations are well-aware of this, but the country itself ignores the disease. Its leaders claim there is no need for tests and biopsies, and there is certainly no need for surgery. It is painful and dangerous, and during the grueling follow-up treatment the patient loses a lot of weight and sinks into depression. But the patient can get by fairly well without the parts that are removed during surgery, and the main advantage is that following such an operation, if it is performed well and on time, the cancer will be defeated.
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    The cancerous occupation began spreading within us 45 years ago. Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz and Uri Avneri were among the few who detected the disease when it first appeared. Over the years many people expressed concern and cried out. It was clear that the country was ailing, but it continued to chain-smoke, consume cholesterol in limitless quantities and gain weight with the help of the US' generosity. Let us ignore the disease's history and the role the Palestinians played in its development. When you have cancer, it doesn’t matter who's to blame or whose god offered what to whom.

    Any person with eyes in his head knows that the region's troubles are related to the occupation – directly or indirectly – like the various illnesses associated with cancer. The prices of cottage cheese and housing are rising, the civil inequality is intolerable and xenophobia is growing. But the worst part is that Israeli society has become racist, violent and horrifically arrogant.


    Those who want to see first hand what the occupation is doing to us are welcome to visit villages where the fence detaches families from their agricultural fields – the source of their livelihood; or visit the checkpoints where Palestinian women and children are humiliated; or their neighborhoods, where yeshivas and new settlements pop up every other day. The education our children are receiving is based on this routine.

    Israel, which is insisting on living with this cancer, will eventually bring upon itself more than just reprimands. With time, it will be boycotted by the nations of the world, including the US. If we refuse to undergo life-saving surgery, the US will have to cut off the supply of economic oxygen. Let's see how we do then.

    It is with great pain that I say "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles (Proverbs 24:17)." Bennett, Netanyahu, Feiglin and Lieberman are my true enemies. They are working rigorously as a group against saving this country from its near terminal disease. It's as simple as that. They are staunchly opposed to having the country undergo the necessary surgery to remove the cancerous tumor and continue to nurture secondary cancerous growths on every hill.

    Our leaders are trying to repress the symptoms by force, but are refusing to allow the country to receive the only treatment that can save it. By doing so, they are condemning Israel to a terrible fate.

    Things will only get worse if they are crowned once again in the next elections. Those who vote for them should know they are lending a hand to the country's gradual yet inevitable demise.
     
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    The Israeli society reference is an prime example of the threads created by pro Israel right wingers here which are nothing but useless and non relevant racist threads to create a hate for a people to avoid discussing what really matters.
     
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    The root cause of this endless conflict is the occupation. And unless & until Israel puts an end to it by finding an incentive to offer the surrounding Arab countries to grant their Palestinians a right of return back to their indigenous homelands, there will never be peace for Israel from the Paletinains.
     
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    That's exactly what the author was talking about, the behavior of people like MJ is the highlight of why he believes Israel is going on a wrong path.
     
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    The blame for this endless conflicts rests with those Zionists in Israel with their damn peace offerings, security fence & land concessions to Palestinians of all people. Face if pal, no surrounding Arab country, who know the Palestinians best, ever treated them like Israel does to keep them captives when they want to be free. History has proven that king Hussein was right in knowing how to achieve the one & only lasting peace from Palestinians. When will Israel ever learn? LET THERE BE PEACE ALREADY!



    The root cause of this endless conflict is the occupation. And unless & until Israel puts an end to it by finding an incentive to offer the surrounding Arab countries to grant their Palestinians a right of return back to their indigenous homelands, there will never be peace for Israel from the Paletinains.





     
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    The admins need to ban annoying and foolish trolls for once and all, if you have nothing to say, don't post on this thread, you bring nothing but idiocy. Dear God.
     
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    Ah, another anti-democratic apocalyptic leftist prophet from the academia, of course.
     
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    Of course just dismiss a reasonable Op-Ed thinking you have all the power in the world to get away with everything. He's right on...this is only making things worse for Israel.
     
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    Nope, we're fine, but thanks for the offer.
     
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    You're from Canada and you know well what the population of Israel thinks...thanks for the input magic man!




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