Oz on “The Situation”

In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Israeli novelist Amos Oz writes,

The Israeli peace movement should support Israel’s attempt at self-defense, pure and simple, as long as this operation targets mostly Hezbollah and spares, as much as possible, the lives of Lebanese civilians (not an easy task, as Hezbollah missile launchers are too often using Lebanese civilians as human sandbags).

Since when does peace mean supporting the killing of civilians, those who were sitting in their homes in Beirut or Tyre or Sidon or the Beqaa, those who have been wiped out for the crime of being Lebanese? Would Oz say the same thing if the lottery of birth of 1939 had placed him in Tyre and not in Jerusalem?


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