|DAVID NEWMAN denounces Israeli Patriotism|
|David Newman, Ben Gurion University|
On Nov. 22, 2000 he published an article in the Jerusalem Post. In an article entitled Women, Mothers, and Peace he wrote the following:
"Perhaps the left wing women at the conference were right. An excess of peace is always preferrable(sic) to an excess of exclusive patriotism. After all, there is a greater chance that one's children will stay alive, rather than fear the terrorists bullet. Israelis argue that the responsibility for the deaths of Palestinian children is that of their parents who allow them to be used as cannon fodder and, sometimes even encourage them to throw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers.
"Perhaps it is not too far-fetched to compare their behavior with that of the right-wing settler mothers who irresponsibly place their own children on the front line, in the settlements and buses where the chances of a terrorist attack are so high. An excess zeal of patriotism cannot be allowed to take place at the expense of the well-being of our children."