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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 15.10.09 | 16:16 (IST)

    "Paradoxically, as Israel gets stronger, its legitimacy is melting away. A national movement that began as "legitimacy without an entity" is becoming "an entity without legitimacy" before our very eyes." - Ari Shavit The root of the paradox is the occupation. Israel, in the eyes of the world, has gone from the little guy who stood up to the Cossacks to the Cossacks crushing the little guy. It is Israel which has undermined it's legitimacy by it's actions. Colonialism was once the great fad of Europe, but it is unacceptable conduct in the 21st century. So long as Israel subjugates the Palestinians, it will continue to undermine the moral foundation of the nation, and bathe itself in the opprobrium which once bestowed those who oppressed Jews.

    from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 04:32 15.10.09
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