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    • Bill Pearlman
    • 21.03.06 | 14:38 (IST)

    Leaving aside the absolute hatred that comes through here for his fellow Jews I'd like to make a few points. Israels GDP would be higher if it didn't have to maintain it's defense burden. I don't think anybody really feels like paying for several hundred front line aircraft but it's a necessary expernse to keep the country from being bombed to extinction. Second, the conection between youth violence in Tel Aviv and what happens in Yitzhar is not just a leap, it's more like the grand canyon. Third, and most of all. Forget the three no's at the Khartoum summit for a second. Forget 1975. Do you really think that wiping out hundred of thousand of Jews from the west bank, and I'm assuming he includes Jerusalem here, including the most motivated recruits to the IDF, is going to bring peace with Hamas. They say NO. Will it bring peace with Iran. I think it's a unique Israeli mindset that if only Israel does A, B or C that utopia will occur.

    from the article: The ashes on the prophets' eyes
    First published 00:00 21.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 21.03.06
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