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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 05.12.10 | 04:40 (IST)

    "The international mobilization to help Israel proved to Netanyahu that his mantra, "the world is against us," is not necessarily true." - Yossi. I think you are totally wrong. The mantra that Israel is the victim of the whole world is absolutely essential to the survival of the Netanyahu government and the rule of the Israeli right. Without the victimization of a world dedicated to Israel's survival then there would be no reason for Israel to accept the need to isolate itself from the world. If there is no need to isolate Israel from the world, then there is no evil world dedicated to Israel's extermination. Then there is no world which Netanyahu and Lieberman are necessary to save Israel from. Netanyahu found a moment when he had to admit reality. Reality is his nemesis, the mortal enemy of the Israeli right. IF the entire world is not out go destroy Israel, what use does Israel have for Netanyahu and Lieberman? Any world which would pitch in to help Israel in a moment of need is a world the Israeli right not only does not need, but one it cannot survive.

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