The basic difference between the Israeli left-wing and right-wing is the Western Wall and temple Mount. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • I.K., Israel
    • 22.05.11 | 18:52 (IDT)

    Clearly, Obama's two stage discussions, where Israel first give up land for getting Palestinian recognition, and later there will be a discussion on Jerusalem and refugees, leads to one outcome: Israel will be able to keep Palestinian refugees out or forget about Western Wall (obviously Arab neighborhoods around Jerusalem will go to Palestine - nobody really wants them). So there you go, left-wing claim that Western Wall is just a bunch of stones without importance. Maybe so, but they are a symbol of Jews returning to a historical homeland. This symbol was a huge factor in building Israel. Without it, Israel will be just another neighborhood, with relatively many Jews. No one will contribute or fight for this. Symbols are without importance per se, but they are of power due to how people perceive them. This is what our left-wing fails to understand. They believe if we would build Israel in Uganda it would succeed just the same, and they want to take us back there. A mistake.

    from the article: Obama to AIPAC: 1967 borders reflect long-standing U.S. policy
    First published 17:39 22.05.11 | Last updated 17:39 22.05.11
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