IMAGINE...US Not Paying for OUR Occupation & Military - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe Chertoff
    • 14.08.11 | 12:25 (IDT)

    Should the US taxpayers, 97+% of whom are not Jewish, one day see what you've correctly pointed out, and decide to give Israel a Peace Ultimatum ("either end your refusal to end the occupation, or foot the bill yourself"), then there wouldn't be a need for all our protests. The government would fall, our economy would temporarily collapse until peace dividends come in, ALL our attention would focus in internal issues, and we could start living like the rest of humanity. I painfully look forward to that day, hoping it will come soon. We will be free of chains that prevent taking care of our Holocaust survivors, our IDF pensioners, our hungry children and cold elders, our libraries, road infrastructure, water desalinization, solar power, hospitals and doctors, separate church and state, and the rest. We would enjoy the cooperation of the majority of our neighbors, and the backing of the entire free world. Yes, it will hurt for a short while. No, it won't solve all our problems. But, yes, ending the occupation will be the start on the road to recovery, to becoming a state like the others, and living "normal" lives.

    from the article: Israel's social protesters mustn't forget the occupation
    First published 02:04 14.08.11 | Last updated 02:04 14.08.11
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