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    • mike davis
    • 14.10.10 | 03:46 (IST)

    Israel's Arabs are part of the group which was militarily defeated by Israel in 1948 and in subsequent wars. The Left hates this sort of consideration, but the real world operates on these principles. In these circumstances the Israeli Arabs should market themselves to the victors (aka Israel) as individuals. The Israelis will deal happily and fairly with an individual arab young man or woman who seeks to gain a western education or live and work peacefully in Israel. What Israel will NOT deal happily or fairly with is an organised group of muslims in Israel who seek to establish political Islam in Israel. Israel is right to reject organised Islam. The individual Arab needs to be made aware of this difference. The sensible Arab will welcome any move to become an individual ... from this move will flow a peaceful life with education and work prospects in the only prosperous country in the middle east. The current lack of individualism among the Israeli Arabs is what is hampering their social/political/economic advancement, not messrs Leiberman and Netanyahu.

    from the article: The man behind Avigdor Lieberman
    First published 02:35 13.10.10 | Last updated 02:35 13.10.10
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