Hall of Fame: Melanie Reid

The Times columnist loves Israel's James Bonds

February 19, 2010

"It is an unfashionable thing to say, but I have a considerable admiration for the Israeli way of doing things. They want something, they get it.

They perceive someone as their deadly enemy, they kill them. They get hit, they hit back.

They don’t waste time explaining or justifying or agonising; nor do they allow their detractors to enter their country and then afford them generous welfare payments. They just act."

The Times

Last updated: 2:43pm, February 23 2010