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    • pesach avrum
    • 03.09.09 | 10:56 (IDT)

    History teaches us that the land of israel was conquered, occupied, pillaged, destroyed over and over throughout the ages by imperial powers. They are all now in the dustbin of history. The lesson extracted is usually that spiritual identity is more enduring than temporal power. However Israel seems to have learned the wrong lesson and is imitating those long gone powers. Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. This time on the wrong side. Bibi, unlikeley hero that you are, your moment of decision and greatness requires you to give up Israel's colonial pretensions. Stop retroactive legal cheating. Trade land for peace and earn a niche in Israels history as a great leader, or jump into the dustbin for eternity.

    from the article: Israel hints it may retroactively legalize settlement construction
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 03:02 03.09.09
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