Nuclear Origins of Israel's Delegitimization - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shalom B
    • 16.02.10 | 21:51 (IST)

    Ironically, the narrative & reality of Israel as regional bully & Palestinian oppressor took over when the other true story--Israel as the target of Arab states--died out when Israel's nuclear deterrent ended the threat from Arab states in the mid-70s. Nukes also enabled Israel to join Syria bullying Lebanon & gave it a free hand against the Palestinians. It empowered the Gush & their ilk in "the territories" while, under US tutelage, it enabled Israel's military industrial capitalists to convert a formerly social democratic paragon into a neo-liberal paradigm, turning one of one of the most egalitarian countries into the world to one of the most unequal--with attendant losses of social solidarity within & across ethnic lines.

    from the article: Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign
    First published 01:05 12.02.10 | Last updated 07:13 12.02.10
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