The danger of having a dishonest and sleazy leader is that the world will come to see the entire nation in the image of it's leader. This is bad enough when the leader is a dictator. It is damning when the leader is the chosen of the nation. Israel gave up on peace years ago. It's actions since it allowed a Likudnik to shoot Rabin and then it elected a Likud government in reward have been most clear. Israel abandoned peace. Yet it refuses to admit to itself what the only other alternative is. The Palestinians have been quiet because they hoped for peace. That hope has been destroyed. Israel chose war, and now it must deal with the consequences of that choice. Israel will have to purge Judea and Samaria - as well as East Jerusalem of the Arab population there. To avoid the Demographic Time Bomb, it will have to rid itself of it's Arabs. Get HONEST Israel. You cannot survive the situation you have created without being honest about what you have chosen to do.
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