The disproportionate value of Israeli life / Netanyahu: Jerusalem is ours, I don't care what the UN says

[aljazeera / 22.12.2012]Following the conclusion of Operation "Pillar of Defence", Israel's latest bout of terror in Gaza, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy wrote in Ha'aretz:
Since the first Qassam rocket fell on Israel in April 2001, 59 Israelis have been killed - and 4,717 Palestinians. The numbers don't lie, as they say in less lethal fields, and this proportion is horrifying. It ought to disturb every Israeli.
Indeed, as any observer of regional casualty counts will be quite aware, Israel's history has constituted one steady reaffirmation of the inferior value of Arab life.
Conveniently, Israel has discovered a trick for inflating its own casualty figures in conflicts with the Palestinians and other varieties of Arab, thereby rendering resulting ratios less disproportionate in appearance.

Of the 770 Cast Lead casualties listed on the Israeli Foreign Ministry website, for example, four are fatalities and 584 are victims of "shock and anxiety syndrome".

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is ours, I don't care what the UN says
[jpost / 21.12.2012] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday said he would continue to ignore the international community's condemnation of Israeli construction plans across the Green Line, in an interview with Channel 2. "The Western Wall is not occupied territory, and I don't care what the United Nations says," Netanyahu said. "We are living in the Jewish State. The capital of the Jewish state, for 3,000 years, has been Jerusalem. I want to say it clearly."

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