#39 Thankfully the country isn't dependent on you - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ilan Toren
    • 18.09.05 | 16:21 (IDT)

    There is a difference between asserting that a thing is so and it in fact being so. In the case of your analysis (to use the word very generously) the burden of proof lies on you to verify what you say. I merely pointed out that Bar'el, perhaps by chance, uses the charges usually leveled against "settlers" as an example of a ridiculous charge. Similarly Bar'el is dodging the issue. If Egypt is showing itself unable to control the situation then those in charge of ceding Israeli control on the assumption that Israeli security would not be harmed have made a big blunder. It is not a question of either resources or enmity. No one would expect Syria to let the situation fall apart as has happened at Rafiah. Egypt is first and foremost an incompetent state albeit one with advanced military capabilities nearly as well as the IDF.

    from the article: Of course, Egypt is to blame
    First published 00:00 18.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 18.09.05
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