Consequence of Israel's chosen course - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 12.10.09 | 15:21 (IST)

    Cause and effect - Israel seems to have cognitive problems joining up the dots to see the picture. While it continues to occupy and settle the West Bank to prevent a Pal state, Pals will continue to fight the occupation and oppression. Whether by Qassams, infitadas or however, it will never cease.. Israel will forever be reliant on heavy-handed punitive operations like Lebanon and Cast Lead to maintain its position. This combination of illegal policies and actions has led to respect for Israel plummeting to rock bottom. It is now seen as little better than Serbia in Kosovo and Bosnia, a nationalistic, race-based state on the rampage. When a Zionist Jew accuses it of war crimes, the EU declines to renew favourable trade agreements, partners lose patience, the Turks pull out of military exercises, these are not isolated incidents. They are the direct result of Israel's own actions and a clear sign that Israeli justifications and propaganda no longer cut the mustard.

    from the article: Barak warns against further harming Israel-Turkey relations
    First published 02:59 12.10.09 | Last updated 11:55 02.11.09
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