israel and its predecessors did everything possible,no matter how foul, to AVOID becoming "an inseperable..of m.e.".i assume ari knows countless such ploys.this,long term, is more understandable than many israeli theories and practices.why?since becoming "inseparable" means integrating in m.e.,over the ages.no exclusivity,wide open borders and travel,and the results thereof.israel can't have that.it doesn't want to be part of a region it despises,just 'cos it's a physical part of it.yet it is inevitable,except israel ceases to exist.say around 2300- 2400. the oath?just another brick in the belligerency wall.another provocation, aggravation frustration.just to make certain(again,to theNth) they got the message.the bully says:"whatcha gonna do about it'? 'course bully in trouble,stuck with the neighbours he despises.
3 killed in Kashmir after Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire (AP)
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