One paragraph begins with, “Not everyone identifies with the soldiers.” One assumes that this paragraph will talk about people who are critical of soldiers who threaten insubordination because of their views on Netanyahu’s government’s actions. Instead, this paragraph talks about how the military upholds a regime of injustice against Palestinians with “open-ended occupation,” and the subjugation of the Palestinians, which itself has, “eroded the country’s democratic ideals.” It is useful to point out these contradictions. At the same time, the opening sentence mischaracterizes the whole direction of the paragraph. As such, I ask that you change the opening sentence of this paragraph to read, “Yet the soldiers’ position has deep contradictions.”
Misleading assertion about Israeli military in Toronto Star
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