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Submitted by stevev omara (United Kingdom), Dec 3, 2011 at 23:36

Israel was set up to guard the Suez canal for the British Empire. No Islamic Nation or tribe could be trusted with that important job. Had Israel been set up in Saudi Arabia I reckon they would now be the most powerful nation on earth. One hopes they can find oil or gas in modern israel.

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