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    • NYC Jew
    • 13.08.07 | 05:43 (IDT)

    The way this article is written, it's as if the Left and Center can dictate a foregone outcome. If the Right has a voice, it can display it. In a Democracy, it is not a foregone conclusion that Israel must give up the territories because one group feels that this is in keeping with social justice or international mores (which, when carefully reviewed prove to be no more than platitudes since most countries decrying the plight of Palestienians are themselves opressors of the first order). The Religious Right has every right to disagree, and to make their voice heard. If their view wins, then so be it, it part of being in a democratic environment, as is dealmaking. Witness what goes on in Washington as small states manage to get large parts of the pie because of their swing vote capability. Ultimately, I suspect the Religious Right will be proven to be right, for no amount of land will satiate the apetite of the majority of Arab Muslims whose "center" is to the far right.

    from the article: The distress of the religious right
    First published 00:00 12.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.08.07
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