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    • Ron
    • 21.03.10 | 18:02 (IST)

    I would call Afghanistan and Iraq war zones: US armed forces actively engaged in combat operations against armed enemy forces. These combat operations do not scorn the rest of the international community: are in violation of no UN resolutions, nor international laws. Your opinion of whether we will succeed is of no interest. The Israeli thumbing of its nose is a deliberate and arrogant declaration of scorn for the international community for its condemnation of Israeli attempts to abort the peace talks and to continue its violations of UN resolutions and articles of the 4th Geneva Convention. There is no moral or legal equivalency. Please, spare us the Jewish obsession with victimhood, and the "we are all going to end up at Masada" syndrome. Israel is not surrounded by cut-throat regimes. Israel hasn't had a war with any Arab armed forces in 36 years. The Arab League (which includes Palestine) offered Israel comprehensive peace plans in 2002 and 2007, which Israel rejected.

    from the article: Clinton: Decision to escalate row with Israel 'is paying off'
    First published 20:04 19.03.10 | Last updated 01:59 20.03.10
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