AN OPEN LETTER TO to S.A. HALEVY Re: "Leaving Israel Because I'm Disengaged"
by Yedidya AtlasIsraelNationalNews.com - October 16, 2005
Dear S.A. Halevy,
Shalom. I don't know who you are, but your identity is not important. The issue is your article entitled "Leaving Israel Because I'm Disengaged".
Reading your article, I felt your deep anguish, your almost physical pain as you tried to express in mere words your disillusionment, frustration, and helpless anger after the events of the past month in Israel. As a journalist with nearly three decades of professional experience, I have to ! say that your article, while well-written, was the type of piece that one writes and puts in a drawer for a few days. Then, after calming down, one looks at it again and rewrites it without the anger, or simply leaves it in the drawer.
ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY AND FOREIGN POLICY
by Bernard J. Shapiro
Once you pay tribute to a foreign power, the demands keep coming.
My whole life I have called for Israeli independence in all things related to security and national sovereignty. We have wept as Israel became a banana republic instead of refusing to bow before any nation. We have demonstrated that due to its technological prowess, Israel needs to grovel before no nation. We have demonstrated that Israel's contribution to American security is so great that it would NOT be pushed around, if it stood its ground.
As we enter the New Year, we pray that Israeli leaders will learn the lessons of history and restore pride and self esteem to their people.....