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    • Frederick Lee
    • 05.12.12 | 17:30 (IST)

    During the Vietnam War, academics on the left, many of them American Jews, argued quite effectively against the success of US foreign policy in SE Asia. The result was our withdrawal from that region and the ensuing lustation in Cambodia followed when the communists won. Except for the cost both in lives and wealth, the retreat, a half-world away from the United States had no consequences on our national security. Geographically, Israel does have that good fortune. A Palestinian state created by a UN fiat instead of negotiation with Israel will guarantee future conflict. Ivory tower academics of the left should play no role as they cause more harm than good.

    from the article: Netanyahu vetoes left-leaning Israeli academic's participation in Merkel meet
    First published 14:55 05.12.12 | Last updated 14:55 05.12.12
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