Cipora sorry to say but as much as what some of what you say is true, that shouldn't be the only picture you see. After all, all the empires you mentioned have fallen specifically because of the way they behaved. Israel will be no different. like it or not but if Israel keeps going the way it is then there's no doubt it will see an end eventually to the status quo (of Israel proper). Sure that soldiers and weapons can protect the country which is most specialised militarily in the whole region. But for how long? Look this could be a very lengthy debate but my point is that if Israel keeps isolating itself from the world and carry on what it's doing then the world will react accordingly and rightfully so. Yes ofcourse Jews went through the worst atrocities in history but that was in the 40's and it cannot be the justification, or even a connection, to what Israel is doing today. You cant condemn atrocities and then commit them to another ppl.
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from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo