Topic - Nahum Barnea

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  • "We are entitled to expect of our governments not to be smart only after the fact but — at least once — to be smart before disaster strikes," Nahum Barnea, the nation's pre-eminent newspaper columnist, wrote in the Yediot Ahronot daily. "That hasn't happened because we have no national leadership here that is capable of rising above the immediate problems."

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  • "The price is excessive, the risks are great and the precedent is displeasing, but a state that for five years was unable to rescue a soldier from captivity by other means has no choice but to pay the price," he wrote. "The alternative — to let him die in captivity — is unacceptable. It does not meet the minimum conditions of the Israeli tribe."

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