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    "The fact that Israel is the only country in the world whose very existence is threatened militarily, politically and intellectually, a country whose towns and citizens have for the past 20 years actually been targeted more than any other country in the world, could encourage the destruction of values," Really? "The fact"? For starters: how is Israel's existence threatened intellectually and politically? Secondly, in what way is the military threat to Israel's existence so much worse than that of many other nations? Terrorism is not an existential threat. The threat is the *risk* of war with its neighbours, and Israel is a regional super power. I would be much more worried about a military existential threat if I lived in say Georgia or any other country which is militarily inferior to its potential adversaries. Or in a country at war. In the last 20 years I think Palestinians, Afghans, Iraqis and Yugoslavs have had their respective towns and citizens more targeted than Israelis.

    from the article: The connections between Israeli greed and the existential threat
    First published 02:41 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:10 18.04.10
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