# 56 Alicia II - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bob
    • 09.12.07 | 03:53 (IST)

    I don't think, that Islam and Israel are mutually exclusive. Islam is however strictly opposed to oppression or persecution of Muslims and also allows violence under such circumstances. And here is the main problem, as long as there is no solution to the Palestinian issue, Muslims might not have much sympathy and find spiritual support in the Qur'an. But you should not believe, that they can't be pragmatic and look for a compromise. Hezbollahs position towards Israel for example has changed over the years: "In 2004, when asked whether he was prepared to live with a two-state settlement between Israel and Palestine, Nasrallah said he would not sabotage what is a Palestinian matter." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah

    from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran
    First published 00:00 08.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.12.07
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