Recognizing the obvious - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 27.08.06 | 12:04 (IDT)

    This business of not recognizing what's in front of your nose is called denial in psychology and is, according to my admittedly imperfect knowledge of this subject, a symptom of disease. Hamas is there. Hizballah is there. Syria is there. Iran is there. Only when we recognize them can we hope to deal with them effectively. The Washington-Israel alliance is a two-way street with Washington not recognizing also because Israel wants it not to recognize. Israel has to move towards taking responsibility for its own decisions and policies. Only integrating itself into its surroundings instead of standing aloof from them will guarantee its survival. Kicking the myth that Europe is unremimttingly anti-Israel or Jew would help no end too.

    from the article: International impotence
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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