"It is easy to label Netanyahu as discriminatory, racist and exclusivist." So why is the US's first black president still doing business with Bibi's loathsome government? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 13.10.10 | 09:53 (IST)

    With population growth coming from Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox, the opposite ends of the political spectrum, there is a civil war waiting to happen in Israel, maybe not now, but maybe in 20 years or 40 years. The only way to avoid that is for Israeli governments, supported by their allies, to take a position rigidly in the centre, being fair to both sides. Pandering to the extreme right, as Bibi's government is doing is a recipe for an eventual disaster that will rip Israel apart. And Obama and Clinton are sitting back and letting Israel go to its fate.

    from the article: The man behind Avigdor Lieberman
    First published 02:35 13.10.10 | Last updated 02:35 13.10.10
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