Encounter 183 -17.9.2021

Last week, following the escape of the prisoners from Gilboa Prison, I wrote an imaginary summary in which, as an imaginary story, one of the fugitives reached our circle … (the real summary to remind you, published last week by Nahshi). I sent the imaginary summary to a number of readers including Ramy.
Today, after we gathered all (Nahshi, Hayuta, Shmulik, Oded, Rami, Malki) in the shade of the pines, wind on our faces and coffee in our hands and no more participants (except Limor who arrived at the end accompanied by the dogs – Nina and Yefet), at this moment, Rami chose to read To our ears the “imaginary summary.”
In the circle, a discussion arose around the theoretical issue of “to extradite or to not extradite”: between the two ends – Different possibilities unfolded.
After exhausting the possibilities, the discussion shifted to the question of compliance with the law – are there cases in which it is justified not to comply with the law? Comparisons were made to Poles who hid Jews in the WW2, in violation of the law. Situations of non-compliance with traffic laws were discussed in extreme cases and should there be a degree of “logic” and “fairness” in the authorities’s response, enforcing and judicial. The issue of identification with the “enemy” has arisen (I put the word “enemy” between quotes because in my opinion, sometimes there are others who choose the enemy for us …). Does the law ignore the broader context that served as a ground for committing the offense and focus on formulating it only in the interest?
From there we moved on to “materials” that affect the process of drawing conclusions for each and every one of us. Quotes were quoted from an interview published in the Haaretz newspaper over the weekend with Yaakov Sharet, an opinion column by Ehud Gera that responds to Michal Weitz’s claims as they appear in her film “Blue Box” was mentioned, the organization “Zochrot” was mentioned as an organization that brings a one-sided narrative of justice. Someone also argued that a “state” is an organization that brings a one-sided narrative of justice, and there was resentment at the comparison.
Thus, in the discussion, which, although not conducted in accordance with the rules of the circle, was certainly respectful and attentive, we arrived at four o’clock and each went to his own way.
We were: Nahshi, Hayuta, Shmulik, Malki, Oded, Rami, Limor (Nina and Yefet)
Wrote: Oded