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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:11 AM
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57. An understandably emotional plea for sanity.
I supported the right of the Jews to a homeland for over 30 years,
ever since I first visited the country over thirty years ago. But
since Sharon came to power and unleashed his unashamed hatred towards
all Arab residents, militant and innocent child alike, I have changed
my opinion. I now consider that the creation of the state of Israel
was the most stupid decision the U.N. ever took - and they took it
under pressure from President Truman, who in turn was under pressure
from Jewish voters in the U.S.

I think we all now need to ask: If a state can only survive with
billions of dollars in aid and war materials every year, if it can
only survive with every adult man and woman liable to be called for
military service, if it can only survive with its inhabitants shut
off from its neighbours by a huge concrete and electrified wire
fence, and if the blood of thousands of Palestinians must be shed
each year as a sacrifice, is that state viable?

My answer is no, it is not.
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