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    • P.I.T. - USA
    • 08.11.12 | 04:50 (IST)

    The article is a painfully accurate and insightful analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. The Israelis, and Netanyahu in particular need to be saved from themselves, or else what their foes predict will surely become reality with scientific predictability. One wonders what America would be like today if Lincoln and those like him did not find the courage to take on what at the time must have appeared to be an insurmountable task, taking on the scourge slavery in America. What South Africa, and many other parts of Africa would be like today, if apartheid was not confronted and defeated by the moral strength of people like Mandela, and the realization by those on the other side like de Klerk. It is well past the time to end the affliction of Israeli occupation, national harasment, outright inhuman and criminal treatment of human beings, and the “Jewish” apartheid against the Palestinian people. I say “Jewish” because it is a religious persecution as much as it is a national persecution against a people. Perhaps Barack Obama has the moral strength, and is lacking the hypocrisy that has afflicted all those before him, and the Israelis themselves, even their own Barak.

    from the article: Obama the Second
    First published 03:06 08.11.12 | Last updated 03:06 08.11.12
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