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Al Jazeera: Why Can’t the Syrian Army Be as Moral as the IDF?

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The Arabic channel of Al Jazeera ran this debate recently, with the moderator asking without hesitation how come the Syrian army is using tanks to slaughter children, while the IDF, like the French Mandate government of Syria decades ago, acts with restraint and respect to civilians and holy places.

It’s amazing that Al Jazeera is already saying openly, even heatedly, what Haaretz hasn’t yet gotten around to saying. I’m dropping my subscription to Haaretz today, and getting Al Jazeera instaed.

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H/T to Sarit Oprichter


About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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8 Responses to “Al Jazeera: Why Can’t the Syrian Army Be as Moral as the IDF?”

  1. because they are Arabs…. is this a trick question?

  2. Tamarah Hood says:

    Because they follow Quran, not Torah.

  3. interesting-even the Arabs know that the IDF is moral

  4. Joe Khoury says:

    if this discussion represents even a small amount of the arab point of view, then there's hope …..

  5. David Ifergan says:

    there is hope

  6. Maurizio Piha says:

    We should ask who give medicine to sirian hospital; one of the way is through Gola border, truck with giordan target which cross the border for sending medecine. If it's like that a minimum thanks to israeli population which pay those medecine.

  7. Hope Al Jazeera will stick to the same point view even after the rebels happen to win in Syria

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