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    • Erik van Luxzenburg
    • 14.12.09 | 14:51 (IST)

    Sharp words, written well. As a citizen of a state that has supported Israel blindness since many years I have been filled with admiration for Israel and the Israeli's who stood up against greater danger than anyone has done. Until I learned of the settlements and the Palestinian cause. Many Israeli's deny the Palestinian cause, claiming "the Palestinian doesn't exist" or "there are more Arab states they could live in". But then these Israeli's deny these people to live on the lands their ancestors has lived on for many centuries. Netanyahu is such an Israeli! And for me and many Dutchmen it becomes clearer and clearer that the current leaders of Israel are on the wrong track in their dealing with peace. The settlements are wrong, and the denial of a viable Palestinian state is wrong. This doesn't mean that we are against Israel! We believe in Israel as a democratic state in the Middle East. I only think: if Israel wants to be truly democratic, they can't suppress millions their rights

    from the article: Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace
    First published 01:13 13.12.09 | Last updated 17:14 16.12.09
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