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Sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander

Israelis should know better than anyone else that one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist

Sunanda K Datta-Ray 

Sunanda K Datta-Ray The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu and the oozing unctuousness of TV commentators reminded me of Golda Meir’s tart comment when Israel’s sixth prime minister, Menachem Begin, Egypt’s Anwar Sadat, and Jimmy Carter were proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize. “I don’t know about the Nobel but they certainly deserve Oscars,” she remarked.  I asked Meir once at a lunch in London whether she wanted diplomatic relations with India. Instead of replying directly, she said she knew Indira Gandhi. They had met at some jamboree in East ...

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First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 22:39 IST
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