I have a few questions for a left wing Israeli voter, serious questions, no sarcasm. 1. From what I understand the back bone of the IDF elite units are now religous. How are they going to react to unilateral withdrawal of massive numbers of Jews. Second, I know Netanyahu for some reason was persona non grata, but he attempted to introduce reforms to break the monopolies that plauge the economy. The 18 famalies are now back in the saddle with Olmert. Third, aside from the social costs that are going to fragment Israeli society this is going to cost a lot of money that won`t be yielding an economic benefit. Compensation, relocation of military bases and the list goes on. Congress is not going to pay for this. Neither is world Jewry, nor the EU, nor the world bank. The cost of this is going to fall on the Israeli middle class. What`s the reasoning in favor. Not to mention that Iran will now have a foothold on the mountain ridge overlooking the coastal areas. Where am I wrong?
Indian cleric aims to stop Muslim youth from joining IS (AP)
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