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Israelis Won't Be Haunted by Ghosts of Massacres Past. What Does It Mean for the Future?

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05.08.2022

Making a bomb out of a molehill. Not the bomb we should have wished for, but a much more dangerous one – the release of the Kafr Qasem transcripts didn’t even raise an eyebrow. The media, except for Haaretz, barely commented, the public yawned, the matter is dead. It happens time after time: The soldiers’ organizations move heaven and earth, the military censor bans and then all that can be heard is a yawn. The yawn is still the good part: The publishing house of the dark past arouses for many feelings of pride and support, or sadly ridiculous statements of a lack of other choices. War, you know.

The procedure repeats itself: Tantura or Kafr Qasem, the killing of prisoners in 1967 or the massacre in Lod in 1948, Jenin, Jenin or the killing of the teens on the Gaza beach – nothing cracks the feeling of total justness of the Israelis, or at least their self-righteousness, the Zionist left the same as the right. Over the past few weeks, they were once again Tantura and Kafr Qasem. Even if it was still possible to argue about Tantura, for Kafr Qasem the........

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