Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Big international news has been that former female IDF soldier's facebook pictures with blindfolded Arabs in the background.
No doubt that Eden Aberjil showed foolishness and total lack of understanding. No excuses, but...
Why the but? So many of our Israeli politicians and media stars are no less mature and responsible. They don't think of their words and actions as moves on a chessboard. Yes, a chessboard. Everything we say and do has repercussions. It's common for Israeli politicians and media to apologize too soon, to lay blame incorrectly etc.
They also give out too much information. There was a time when if Arabs, whether terrorsts or enemy armies shot rockets at us, there would be no hints about where they landed, so the Arabs wouldn't be able to fine-tune their aim. Now exact locations are broadcast for all the world to know.
Eden Aberjil is just a typical Israeli, for good or for bad, nothing to be proud of.