Thursday, March 17, 2016


Israeli TV, Channel 10 has been airing an amazing 4-part expose on the corruption in the Israeli State Attorney's Office. The program is the result a year of work by Orna Ben Dor and the Channel 10 team. The first part is being translated into English.
Seeing the workings of corruption and pathology of the Israeli State Attorney's Office and hearing the analyses of how it works reminded me of the Inquisition.
The treatment of the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli government and army is often likened to the behavior of the Nazis.
That which we cannot forgive, we are doomed to re-enact. If we do not forgive the harm done to us, the only alternative is to try to purge ourselves of the hatred of those that harmed us by becoming them.
Once we realize this, we understand how essential it is to forgive. Forgiveness is what releases us from the otherwise inevitable hell of becoming those who harmed us.
We become both that which we love intensely and that which we hate intensely. Let us have the wisdom to love intensely.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel