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    • Voice Of Reason
    • 09.07.06 | 15:39 (IDT)

    Everyone knew this fighting would be the real outcome of the Sharon disengagement farce, and yet there are still those who would deny the reality. Kadima, Labor, and most of Israel's Left wing media downplayed or just ignored the potential drawbacks of the disengagement that Sharon carried out, and indeed, just two weeks ago our present Prime Minister promised to carry out further disengagements. Besides, this skirmish is not a war, it is just that Olmert has to do something about the captured soldier to satisfy Israeli public opinion. Olmert is trying to show the Israelis, and to a lesser extent the Palestinians, that even though he and his government has surrendered, the IDF still has some teeth in it's gums.

    from the article: Who started?
    First published 00:00 09.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.07.06
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