existential threats of your own making? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • josh
    • 29.10.10 | 11:11 (IST)

    The author writes: "Israelis, in turn, feels (sic) misunderstood: After all, their country faces very real threats: Iran keeps calling for Israel's destruction, and may become a nuclear power. Hezbollah is armed to the teeth with rockets, and it has shown that it is willing to use them against Israel's population centers. Hamas rules Gaza, and its official position is that it will never accept Israel's existence. So why doesn't the world understand us?" If Israel withdrew from all illegally occupied territories most, if not all, of these threats would disappear. Israel is today using pretexts for occupation that are no longer valid. The Arab world has agreed to recognize Israel within the '67 borders. Perhaps that's why the world doesn't understand Israel's position. Protestations of security ring hollow when jews keep colonizing more and more land each day.

    from the article: Three cheers for Israel's right
    First published 02:43 29.10.10 | Last updated 02:43 29.10.10
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