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    • 16.07.10 | 15:38 (IDT)

    what part of the suicide bombings, second "intifada," election of hamas, capture of Shalit, rockets, the infamous naming of the square, the quiet Abbas encouragement of the blockage etc do you consider "straight man-like?" God know's israel made many mistakes along the way, but your portrayal of the Pals as angelic creatures who are incapable of hurting a fly is really simplistic. In the ME, when Big Politics and Big Money is at stake, there is no such thing as a straight man. Its time for you to go beyond your usual Bush-esque "good guys vs bad guys" rhetoric, dont you think Natalie? Its complex and dynamic world, and the Pals are victims of themselves as much as they are victims of others (as is the case for Israel btw)

    from the article: Abbas unlikely to agree to direct talks soon, say Ramallah sources
    First published 13:15 16.07.10 | Last updated 13:15 16.07.10
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