Israel is like the Crusader states. No deep Middle-East roots. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 01.02.10 | 21:09 (IST)

    Yes, I know I'll get endless people hysterically screaming at me that Jews have been in the Middle East for thousands of years. Sure they have, but most Jews in Israel today are descended from people who only went there in the last hundred years or so. That's not very long PLUS loads of them keep second passports PLUS they maintain a European lifestyle PLUS they have no connections with the surrounding peoples PLUS they have no marriage connections with the indigenous non-Jewish population. Those aren't deep roots Like the Crusader states, Israel has chosen a strategy that leaves it 100 per cent dependent for its survival on military superiority, and like the Crusader states, if it ever loses that military supeiority it's gone forever. The Arabs know that. They've seen empires and foreigners come and go. They know Israel has to be luckey ever time. They only have to be lucky once.

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