War always was, and still is, a very powerful tool for wiping social problems off the table, for hiding the worsening housing crisis and the daily price increases for basic commodities, as well as for justifying the harsh spending cuts in the 2013 budget. In short, they tell us: Sit quietly and let us waste another NIS 15 billion on another warHaaretz: By Tamar Gozansky
Their chests puffed out with importance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced to the media and the public the start of another war, this time in Gaza. As was to be expected, the two waved the time-worn excuse of “a war of no choice,” and as was to be expected, politicians from Kadima and the Labor Party also grabbed onto this excuse; from their point of view, bombing the Gaza Strip is a reason to salute the government.
Experience has taught us time and again that at the start of every war, the government declares festively that this time there will be an end to the firing of rockets on Israeli towns and villages. But then every time yet another war comes around that is supposed to solve the problem “once and for all.” Lies follow deception, which follows the intoxicating illusion of power.
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