Israels behavior and its effect on peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 31.08.10 | 15:53 (IDT)

    Israel needed to make a response to the sporadic rocket fire from Gaza. The rocket fire had not caused any Israeli casualties for a long time, but it could not be tolerated without a response. Most people recognize this, including me. Israels response, a two week campaign against the civilian population of Gaza, in which Israel killed more than a thousand civilians was not an appropriate response. Most people recognize this, except for Israelis. Israel is a hate generating society. They hate the Arabs, which is considered OK, and they make the Arabs hate them, which they use to their advantage even while condemning "Arab hate". The last thing that Americans want to do is get involved in supporting Israels hate generating campaigns. America also should stand clear of shielding Israel from taking responsibility for their own actions. Israel will even use the peace process to generate hate, by maging impossible demands while continuing to expand their settlements. Israeli greed is a monster which has proven too big for Obama to handle. Rather than fight it, Obama is content to go through the motions expected of any American president, while following Israels lead in deciding upon American foreign policy.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Peace talks are sure to fail, but what will be the consequences?
    First published 14:52 31.08.10 | Last updated 14:52 31.08.10
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