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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM Nov 2012

A plea to Israel from the right: End the Gaza war now [View all]

There is something different about this war. Yes, it bears the dark ghosts of its predecessors. Still, there is much about this one that suggests that, whether under arms or under fire, we may have learned something from the wars we have somehow survived.

Sometimes it takes a shock. It may be nothing more than a few unexpected words from a familiar source. Someone like prominent Maariv newspaper columnist Ben Dror Yemini, one of the nation's more consistent and often bare-knuckle critics of the Israeli and international left.

Yemini has a message for Israel's leaders: "Bring the fire to a halt now. Immediately."

"It's not pleasant, but you have to admit that the left is correct," he writes. "Nothing good will come out of this operation."



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