Israel is in a quandary, much like the American fighter pilot in Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22. The book is a satire about the absurdity of war. World War II, 1944: Those who plunge blindly into enemy fire without fear are crazy. And only crazy people can be exempted from the mission if they are assessed by the squadron’s flight doctor as unfit to fly. But really any pilot willing to voluntarily fly such a suicidal mission must be assessed thus. So, anyone who asks for an exemption would be a reasonable person, but then they are not exempted. And…
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