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Thank You Messi, for Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time

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12.06.2018

Late at night, near midnight, there was a collective sigh of relief in the homes of large numbers of decent Israelis. Given the circumstances, there is no choice but to compare that to the familiar cries of joy that emanate from the windows when a spectacular goal is scored thanks to tears in the net in the 89th minute of the game.

We cannot ignore this joy, or be embarrassed about it. The time comes when a person who loves their country understands that it is worth taking a slap in the face to return it to its senses. And it is of course better for that to happen through the cancellation of a soccer game and not due to a surprise attack on the line of fortifications.

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It is of course too early to tell whether the cancellation of the game between the Argentinian and Israeli national soccer teams will be remembered as a watershed event, or just another “small tremor in the wing,” but one whose value is clear: dispersal of the cloud of euphoria, smugness, arrogance and aggressiveness with........

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