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    • JeromeS81
    • 25.08.11 | 20:03 (IDT)

    OK, so...though it won't likely happen - relations are too sensitive, and the government too timid - Israel should now declare its support for Tibetan & Taiwanese independence. Jerusalem should say to Beijing, "If you support the Palestinians' bid to sidestep negotiations leading to statehood (and peace), we will support the same aspirations of the Tibetan people. Additionally, we'll reject the "One China" policy as you define it, and will declare our support for Taiwan's full independence at the UN." What would China do? What *could* China do, in response? There are already extensive business links between China and Israel. China could unleash hordes of hackers upon Israel's networks and websites, but Israel's no slouch at that type of warfare - Israel could probably devastate China's infrastructure, or even knock out their "Great Firewall" (which I've personally had to get around), without firing a literal shot. Going further, Spain has declared support for a Palestinian statehood bid at the UN. In turn, Israel should declare support for Spain's Galician, Basque and Catalan separatist movements. In fact, Israel should play hardball not just with China and Spain, but any nation with its own "separatist" issues that comes out in support of the Palestinians. Jerusalem should say, "If you throw us under the bus, we'll do the same to you. Treat us differently than you treat yourselves, and we'll treat you as you treat us." You wanna play ball? Let's.

    from the article: China announces support for Palestinian UN statehood bid
    First published 18:10 25.08.11 | Last updated 18:10 25.08.11
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