Dutch #143 --States don't rise and fall on your opinions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bbl
    • 17.06.07 | 09:06 (IDT)

    "Failed state, failed ideology...Tomy, I felt for sure you were taaaaalking about Israel." Israel is far from a failed state. The fact that you are consistently annoyed by Israel has no bearing whatsoever on whether the state is successful. Much to your chagrin, I'm sure, Israel is a uniquely successful state. No other nation in the last 100 years has dealt with so much hostility and come out in as good a shape. Additionally, Israel's "ideology", which you have never shown much of an understanding of, remains intact as a multi-ethnic state with a predominantly Jewish character. Clearly it rubs you the wrong way, but as I stated above, how you feel is largely irrelevant to the success of the nation or it's ideology.

    from the article: The bystanders
    First published 00:00 15.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.06.07
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