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    • 17.05.11 | 15:24 (IDT)

    In the course of its short history, Israel has proved more than once that it is much better equipped for standing up against hostile states rather than for confronting a military occupied stateless population. Time is long past when subjugation of one people by another could lead to peace, when an army, clashing, not with another army but with an occupied stateless people, could bring a decisive military solution. - The lesson other nations (far mightier than Israel can ever be) learned long ago, Israel is still ignoring, after 44 years of totally unsuccessful efforts. - "If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us. But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light, which experience gives us, is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us." (S.T. Coleridge)

    from the article: Abbas urges UN: Recognize Palestinian state, pave way for legal action against Israel
    First published 06:26 17.05.11 | Last updated 06:26 17.05.11
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