Decisions are being taken by us that have been becoming more and more unconscionable over the years. Our so-called friends should have done the right thing and told us we were straying from the realms of the tolerable but they didn't and we fooled ourselves that security necessitated things that it doesn't demand at all. It's not rabid anti-semitism, it's advice from allies. Good advice. The blockade never worked. There are other ways of preventing weapons from reaching Gaza. One of them would be finding ways of talking to Hamas with a view to having a go at obviating the need for them.
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from the article: World leaders at G8 summit: Current Gaza tensions unsustainable