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    • Josh
    • 29.11.09 | 08:32 (IST)

    I understand if people are upset and offended by this protest. I find the comments made by these Likud members absolutely disgusting. Nevertheless, people should not make the mistake of extrapolating their behavior to all Israelis, and thereby advocate for the U.S. to stop supporting Israel as a result. The fact is that it is a Likud-led government that announced this settlement freeze. This freeze was supported by an overwhelming majority of the Israeli cabinet. So, I think this shows that this government is in fact quite moderate and is seeking a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Given that this government was elected by the Israeli people, this also shows where Israel as a whole stands politically. This protest was likely led by very low-level members in the Likud, who basically rode the coattails of the party leadership into power (which can occur due to the list-based system of voting here). In short, this protest is utterly meaningless.

    from the article: Likudniks blast 'enemy of the Jews' Obama over settlement freeze
    First published 22:54 28.11.09 | Last updated 09:53 29.11.09
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