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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 14.04.05 | 14:40 (IDT)

    To Ben Israel: This prattle about Sharon not going to the nation over this pending disengagement is nonsense. The Knesset is the elected body in Israel, representing the parties the voters elected, and its members, even from Sharon's own Likud party, voted against a referendum. Holding a referendum would be nothing but a stalling tactic. As for mr. Shragi's analysis all I can say is that now perhaps his religio/nationalist circles will know what it feels like for a Palestinian living under his country's occupation, an occupation he supports wholeheartedly as a divine right. Mr. Shragi is now able to internalize the adage "what goes around comes around". In any case those of Mr. Shragi's ideology should just be a bit more patient. After the Gaza disengagement, they can come together again over the united zionist front on giving up any of the rest of Palestine.

    from the article: Who does not know how to ask?
    First published 00:00 14.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 14.04.05
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