AMÓS OZ: El realismo. (completo en Deutsche Welle).

I never agreed with Jesus Christ about the need to turn the other cheek to an enemy. Unlike European pacifists I never believed the ultimate evil in the world is war. In my view the ultimate evil in the world is aggression, and the only way to repel aggression is unfortunately by force. That is where the difference lies between a European pacifist and an Israeli peacenik like myself. And if I may add a little anecdote: A relative of mine who survived the Nazi Holocaust in Theresienstadt always reminded her children and her grandchildren that her life was saved in 1945 not by peace demonstrators with placards and flowers but by soldiers and submachine guns.

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“Nos mostraban cuerpos descuartizados y nos decían que era producto de torturas cometidas por los israelíes… Pero luego un niño (palestino) se hizo estallar, yo intentaba limpiarlo… tenía heridas iguales a las que nos habían mostrado (como producto de tortura israelí)…”

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