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(Continued from p. 2)Supreme Court that is heading toward a judicial dictatorship, seizing the legislative function for itself.
Soberly, Landau concludes: "We Jews still have to prove ourselves as free people who enjoy full civil rights but also know that the citizen has obligations to his country. And we have to prove ourselves as a nation that knows how to perpetuate a state. This is not at all a sure thing. We have to prove that we know how to live as citizens of a republic that is capable of surviving."
The most revealing incident summing up the nature of Israel's "partners for peace" was a telephone call. Yossi Avrahami was a 38 year old toy salesman and father of three children. When his wife Hani read on the internet of the brutal killing of two Israeli reservists, she anxiously called him on his cell phone and a strange voice told her abruptly: "I just killed your husband."
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concern should be our deterrent strength and not the United Nations.
IMRA: Should the presence of Iraqi divisions near the Jordanian border be factored into decisions?
Kleiner: If we capitulate in the face of Iraqi divisions near Jordan today then we may as well close shop. It is inevitable that at some stage we will face the threat of an Iraqi division, Syrian missiles and even the entrance of Egyptian forces into Sinai. But the possibility of these threats will only increase if we continue to show weakness.
IMRA: Do you think the public would accept such a move today?
Kleiner: I think that the nation is ripe for it. It wants it. It understands that our limited response today is ineffective yet earns us a bad name around the world.
IMRA: Do you see this as a politically viable plan?
Kleiner: There is no choice. The public understands the situation today -- that anything we do to defend ourselves gets us world condemnation even though it is so restrained. The public understands that it is necessary to take swift action. Again, I am not proposing anything radical -- just what Rabin, Peres, Sarid etc. promised the Israeli public in 1993 that Israel would do if the Palestinians failed to honor Oslo.
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