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    • Vladek
    • 19.04.10 | 20:10 (IDT)

    In 1948 Ben Gurion said Israel would be judged by how it treats the Arabs. Today Israel is being judged by the peoples of the world on that very criteria. Unfortunately Israel has performed so poorly that most of its long-time allies are distancing themselves from what has become the Israeli debacle. Relations with Israel's Arab neighbors are plummeting to new lows. Israel's leaders are an intransigent coalition which has placed a spiritual value on taking Arab land, homes, livelihoods and human rights. Israel has demonstrated a disdain for the Arabs and now for many of the Western nations. In 1955 Ben Gurion predicted that over a couple generations history and the Arabs would forget that the Jews had taken the Arabs' land in 1948. Successive Israeli genberations have continued to take Arab land and further add fuel to the fires of distrust, fear and dislike for the Jewish Israelis. Israeli leadership has provided fodder for a new wave of anti-Semitism to sweep the world.

    from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo
    First published 00:48 19.04.10 | Last updated 02:00 19.04.10
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