It is bizarre reading in Australia some of the wonderful reporting from Israel and then reading the totally disconnected from reality talkback from citizens of the US and Canada. In Australia the one thing we want is peace and prosperity for all the Israeli's and Palestinians and an end to the brutal occupation by Israel in Gaza and the West Bank. We here have read our history books, we know that Israel is supposed to have given up the illegal territories years and years ago and we know since 1973 that they don't ever intend to. Now here is a simple equation Australia had to make that Israel would do well to look at, and some of the US and even Australian extremists who write here. We are surrounded by 2 billion Asians ranging from muslims to communists, buddhists and hindus and we have not been to war with any of them since 1972. Now we talk to them and trade with them - we made friends. Israel had tradable resources, so does Palestine. Arabs are semite brothers of Jews.
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