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Submitted by Chrisona (United States), Jan 13, 2009 at 12:51

But also an existential threat to the state of Israel. Amid the shifting sands of opinion, one thing is for sure: Israel must maintain security control of the territories in order to dismantle the subterranean terrorist infrastructure and prevent it from being rebuilt. Israel can only exist as a heads-up state.

To the extent that it succumbs to Olmert's ennui, it gives opportunity to its enemies. They haven't succeeded in destroying Israel, but they haven't given up either.

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