Middle East: Moral Ruins

Speaking in the Knesset, Labor Party Leader Shimon Peres eloquently described the emotional crisis that the massacre had caused. Excerpts:

At this time, perhaps more than ever before, the Jewish nation stands before its conscience. Not because of what the Gentiles say and not because of what the newspapers write, but because of the growing fear that arises from the depths of our heritage.

We have a sense that underneath the blocks of cement used to cover the bodies of children, women and old men, lie moral ruins. We all confront this abominable act, which the rabbis said is the absolute antithesis of...

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