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    • Peter Hindrup
    • 19.04.10 | 07:57 (IDT)

    Israel cannot survive without the backing of the US. Once the people of the US understand how much Israel cost them, and the US economy falls ever deeper into decline, no politician who supports Israel will be elected. Anyone who believes that any US citizen will put the survival of Israel ahead of feeding their own kids, is delusional. Israel either begins honest dealing with the Palestinians now, or Israel disappears into the pages of history as one of the most stupid political decisions, ever. Before tose who disagree come roaring in with their objections: 1938 "Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ? politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves? The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country." ?David Ben Gurion, quoted Chomsky's ?Fateful Triangle?, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech

    from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo
    First published 00:48 19.04.10 | Last updated 02:00 19.04.10
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