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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 17.02.06 | 00:02 (IST)

    Jane, there is no question in my mind that the effects of Occupation has been very corrosive both for Israeli society, the IDF and for the image of Israel in the world. It is almost impossible to be an occupier without appearing the bully. And most people in most places don't like bullies. I think that it is very healthy for Israel that the discussion is turning from 'what do we do about the Palestinians" to "how do we get out?" Forging Israel in great adversity in the first half of the twentieth century was a magnificent accomplishment. The survival of Israel in it's first quarter century was another great accomplishment. It has been the post-Yom Kippur War period in which Israel, having accomplished success, seems to have lost it's way. Nothing has contributed more to that than the occupation.

    from the article: Improve the image
    First published 00:00 16.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.06
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