#162 a tale for ben alofs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • peter
    • 20.11.07 | 23:44 (IST)

    Ah Ben Alofs wants me to name any nation in the world that would be able to run an economy under the circumstances that palestinians have to put up with. That's easy. Israel. Israel was born against all odds, surrounded by millions ullulating her death, closed borders, a mandate period with British rule that refused entry of Jews and sent them packing. Jews managed to establish an economy, the Yishuv functioned and when the time came for the establishment of a state, Israel was born running. Arrogant and condescending? Ha, a good description of you for your assumptions that the Arabs are unable to cope with and create the same way that we did. Of course we didn't use all of our resources to establish a culture of death, suicide, hatred and envy. Choices Ben Alofs, there are choices and expecting to shit and eat out of the same plate is what you've chosen and you wonder why it tastes so acrid.

    from the article: Dying of occupation - a case of cancer and the Israeli right
    First published 00:00 19.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 19.11.07
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