# 9 Marcel. Isreal is unpopular because it is a bully. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 17.03.07 | 20:13 (IST)

    Dear Marcel, I'm afraid what you have written is a load of old tosh. If Israel is unpopular it has nearly everything to do with the way it treats the Palestinians. Claims of anti-semitism are merely a smokescreen so the Israelis can be left alone to deal with the Palestinians as they see fit. Fortunately, that is not going to go on for ever. Globalisation based on democracy cannot be built on the coercive nature of force. Until Israel understands that it has to make a deal with the Palestinians, it will continue to hemmorrhage international grass roots support. As ordinary citizens we have too much at stake to allow Israel to get away with sabotaging our democratic aspirations for a fair and equitable global community.

    from the article: Seeing the Other more clearly
    First published 00:00 16.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.03.07
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