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    • Jamil M. Shawwa
    • 29.08.10 | 05:24 (IDT)

    If you look objectively at Shas leader Ovadia Yosef here, Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Ahmadinagad in Iran and other clerics in the Muslim world and Israel, you see that all these so-called leaders should form a party together; all of them are calling for the extinction of each other. Again, these voices are heard in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iran, Lebanon and other countries. The majorities are not like those fanatics, narrow minded, demagogues; the majority is for peace. We must though remember that these voices after all are political voices and they do not necessary mean what they say. It is the game of politics in the Middle East, and if you are thin skin, weak, shaky, it is better for you to get out of the game.

    from the article: Shas spiritual leader: Abbas and Palestinians should perish
    First published 02:37 29.08.10 | Last updated 02:37 29.08.10
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