What makes a state a banana republic? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael N
    • 23.06.10 | 03:42 (IDT)

    most definitely not the nature of their relationship with the US. Many are of no interest to the US and the US needs not apply any pressure on them. A banana republic has to do with the government that runs it, usually corrupt, of no use to its people, eschews law and order and is considered untrustworthy by the outside world. If Israel is a banana republic, don't blame obama' ,look for culprits much closer.

    from the article: Is Israel becoming a banana republic?
    First published 01:32 23.06.10 | Last updated 01:32 23.06.10
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