Israel is quickly antagonizing and alienating its closest allies - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 08.12.13 | 13:56 (IST)

    Although oficial policy in the netherlands is the two state solution and non-acceptance of the illegal settlements, the Dutch government has always been one of the most fervent defenders of the Israeli position, both in the EU and outside. To antagonize the Dutch like this is not very intelligent. Israel already has so few supporters (US and Micronesia) that any friend should be treated with care. But we aren't surprised that this bully-government of Netanyahu and Lieberman acts in this way. In one way, this good: we, the Dutch, will now even more then before, understand the true hypocracy of Israeli 'security needs'. We see better then before that ity is a plain and simple colonial and military policy of occupation and oppression. For that, we should be grateful to these Israeli thugs.

    from the article: Israel and Netherlands in row over security scanner at Gaza border
    First published 14:31 08.12.13 | Last updated 01:01 08.12.13
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