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  •  my point is really pretty simple--it's similar to (1+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1

    the one I responded to below:

    Israel perceives itself to have a security threat.  It does.  The fact that Palestinian deaths are a lot higher than Israeli deaths has nothing to do with the fact that the threats are indeed real--4 wars and ongoing terrorism (while less than in, say, 2002) will do that to a state.

    Yes, Palestine lives under constant threat as well and never in any of my comments have I ever condoned the occupation.  But I was talking about Israel.

    •  you note 4 wars; when 2047 rolls around (2+ / 0-)
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      alain2112, WattleBreakfast

      will this war be relegated to the history books or will it continue to be an excuse for Israel to continue its present policies?  

      •  I'm not sure the middle east will exist in (1+ / 0-)
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        volleyboy1

        2047 at this rate, unfortunately.

        Although one might ask the same of the Palestinian view of 1948.  Many Palestinians view Israel as a cancer--and one that has existed for nearly 70 years.  If the mutual hatred persists, I don't see much of a solution.

        I have read articles suggesting that the only way for peace is for both sides to try to move past the 20th century ills.  That is probably an accurate assessment--although I don't know that it's possible.

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