Isn't the first priority to see both sides accurately? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Li
    • 09.11.11 | 19:42 (IST)

    You can call Iran "terrorist" ad nauseum, but is there no validity to their extreme fears regarding the west? Western powers overthrew a democratically elected Iranian government in 1953 and imposed a regime that would provide oil without problems. And are Israel's charges automatically valid because they are made by a government, and because Israel uses extraordinary pressure to promote them? Millions of people accepted the most unbelievable nonsense from Nazi Germany only because it had the authority of a government. It honestly looks like the current Iranian posture is a reaction to actual hostilities from the west in the past. The only way to deflate it is to acknowledge past mistakes rather than building on them. Israel is not likely to survive the conflict it seems to be promoting between Iran et al and the west.

    from the article: Can Israel live with the Iranian bomb?
    First published 13:55 09.11.11 | Last updated 13:55 09.11.11
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