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    • Morris Valentine
    • 24.05.10 | 04:12 (IDT)

    Politics certainly does make for strange bedfellows - in this case, a democratic Israel and an apartheid RSA. Both countries were politically isolated in the world, but for very different reasons. Israel was recently under attack by Arab states and terrorists - at the time of the 1975 'agreement' reported by the Guardian, the Munich Olympics massacre and the Yom Kippur War were but a few years in the past. Given the circumstances, it's not surprising that the world effectively drove Israel into the RSA's arms. When your back's against the wall, you can't be too picky about your friends. I wonder how many of my fellow Britons (including the lefties at the Guardian) will conveniently forget the military aid we and the US gave Soviet Russia - a nation far more hideous in its suppression of the human spirit than the RSA ever was - when all three nations were all fighting the Nazi menance. Methinks I smell a whiff of hypocrisy drifting in from the left. MV

    from the article: Israel denies offering nuclear weapons to Apartheid South Africa
    First published 01:05 24.05.10 | Last updated 12:38 24.05.10
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