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    • An Israeli
    • 11.06.13 | 19:09 (IDT)

    but it's only barely the past the first decade. And I'd like to point out that in the latter half of the 20th century, the US kept the island of Okinawa until about the mid 70's. It didn't return it to Japanese sovereignty until nearly 30 years after the war, and when it did Japan was a firm ally. Japanese cars and stereos were in nearly every American home. US bases there are STILL taking up about 20% of the island. (And there haven't been any Japanese attacks on the US in more than 60 years, not to mention that half the Japanese government is not sworn to wipe the US of the face of the map.)

    from the article: An open letter to Mahmoud Abbas: Save the two-state solution
    First published 13:51 11.06.13 | Last updated 13:51 11.06.13
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