Do Israels policies further or reduce violence....??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Swiss-Dino
    • 17.05.10 | 09:20 (IDT)

    I think we both know, that the vast majority of observers from abroad (even among Israels friends) would answer that question with "further", don't we.....??? But the defini- tive answer to that question, we will only get once Israel has withdrawn from the WB, allowed a viable Palestinian state there, and lifted the siege on Gaza. If violence/terrorism still continues by then, the Israel supporters will be proven right, and we Israel critics will be proven wrong. But until that has happened, the Palestini- ans (Arabs) will continue to enjoy the "occupation-excuse", and I'm afraid rightly so.... With regard to boycott threats, I know this is a tough one to swallow even for liberal Diaspora Jews like you, but what should the world community do, if all the "nice words" (and reprimands) won't change a thing on the ground....??? Can you expect the world community to have sanctioned South Africa, Serbia, Saddam's Iraq, Zim- babwe, Cuba etc., but then refrain from doing so when it comes to Israel....??? You know as well as I do, to what kind of allegations and conspiracy theories that will lead again..... P.S. I agree, that in a super-fair world, countries like China (Tibet) or Russia (Chechenia) should also face boycott threats, but unfortunately that's not what we are living in....

    from the article: Boycotting the boycotters
    First published 01:18 16.05.10 | Last updated 01:18 16.05.10
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