• Alon Mizrahi I without equality there’s no freedom sur X : “Israeli Colonel Doron Hadar was the commander of Israel’s military negotiation unit with 27 years of experience, which included some of the most sensitive negotiations and prisoner exchanges (some probably still secret). Last week he retired, and this weekend Israel’s YNET (a https://t.co/JFSNk9T6On” / X

    Israeli Colonel Doron Hadar was the commander of Israel’s military negotiation unit with 27 years of experience, which included some of the most sensitive negotiations and prisoner exchanges (some probably still secret). Last week he retired, and this weekend Israel’s YNET (a large mainstream media outlet and newspaper) publishes an extensive interview with him.

    Doron Hadar says clearly: before the ground invasion there was an opportunity to get all Israeli women and children held by Hamas for a very modest price (namely without releasing Palestinians with blood on their hands). Netanyahu’s office dismissively rejected all such opportunities and decided to focus instead on its ’human animals’ campaign.

    We are given to understand that Israel chose escalation, genocide, and crazy incitement over sanity, de-escalation, and healing. Israel basically gave up its own people to expand and prolong the genocide, based on deeply-rooted right-wing worldviews.

    Doron Hadar is the utmost authority on what happened on the Israeli side of any negotiations. The story he tells is detailed and decisive: Israel had many chances to do so but chose not to free its hostages.

    In addition to getting a heavy burden off his chest and maybe paying an honorable debt to his people in the military, Doron Hadar’s interview needs to be seen as part of the last-ditch liberal Zionist campaign to remove Netanyahu. But it will be to no avail. The Israeli public has been fatally poisoned. Equally tragic: the socioeconomic class Doron belongs to never did and never will refuse to carry out any orders.

    They are the backbone of Israeli establishments.

    For months I’ve been saying: there will be no deal. Israel does not want a deal that will both allow Hamas to present an achievement, and confuse the Israeli population (’If you can negotiate with them, how are they absolute evil?’). Now this sad prognosis has been confirmed in full.

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