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  •  But For How Long? (1+ / 0-)
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    I'd be very nervous if my country's survival depended on another country's politics at any given time. Surely it can turn in, say, 50 years, which is a blink in a successful nation's history.

    “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

    by chuco35 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:03:24 PM PST

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    •  Yes, that's why Israel's leaders are being very (0+ / 0-)

      short-sighted in their current policies.

      Their long term interest is truly to negotiate a fair agreement with the Palestinians.

      But for now they seem to prefer to kick the can down the road, buying time to create "facts on the ground" that ultimately make efforts to create a Palestinian state futile.

      But if the US ever reaches the point where supporting an apartheid government becomes too distasteful, Israeli leaders will lose the whole thing.  Their one state will become a true democracy and demographics will ensure that it is no longer the Jewish State.

      Some people fight fire with fire. Professionals use water.

      by Happy Days on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 01:15:50 PM PST

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