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There is this SMALL issue of "Sovereignty" Involved...

Reader comment on item: A Rapid and Harsh Turn against Israel

Submitted by Wana88 (United States), Jun 4, 2009 at 13:16

It's interesting to watch the current US administration's "fixation" on Israel. The temptation is to descend into that surreal world of conspiracies. However, this "bullying" of Israel --a country founded for Jews who have sought refuge not from persecution but from extermination in "civilized" Europe and the Arab/Muslim world. is disturbing.

For the US --the most powerful state in the world today-- to go after, and literally try to bully, this small state is despicable.

As a Muslim (by birth), I fully support my brethren Jews as "people of the book" for trying to survive against all odds. The Palestinian-Israeli dispute is a LOCAL issue. This region has, historically, been of no interest to Muslims until fairly recently. Israel should not be underestimated, however, these are people who have --admirably and stubbornly-- held onto their religious/national identity for centuries in foreign lands against unrelenting persecution and humilation. These are the sturdy/resilient ones who WILL FIGHT.

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