Read it and share it with your fellow Irish friends---especially those who are sitting on the fence on this conflict. Include a few of the virulent and racist posts that you find here. The ones that refer to we Irish as drunks and terrorists are particularily convincing and raise the numbers who oppose Israel. Here is the charter!!!! "Likud charter * The 1999 Likud charter emphasized the right of settlement in "Judea (and) Samaria" (more commonly known as the "West Bank" and Gaza)," and as such, brings it into direct conflict with Palestinian claims on the same territory. Similarly, their claims of the Jordan river as the permanent eastern border to Israel and Jerusalem as "the eternal, united capital of the State of Israel and only of Israel," do the same. * The 'Peace & Security' chapter of the 1999 Likud Party platform ?flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.? The chapter continued: ?The Palestinians can run their lives freely in the framework of self-rule, but not as an independent and sovereign state.?
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from the article: Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it's too late