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There is a precedent.

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Submitted by Zev Saffer (Israel), Apr 13, 2005 at 04:00

There is a precedent to the forceful removal of Jews from their home and none other than Ariel Sharon was involved. I refer to the removal of Jews from their homes in Yamit and other towns in the Sinai. While this was done by the Israeli government and not another democracy (I do not consider Israel a true democracy anymore) it still set the historical precedence. Unfortunately if this retreat takes place it will set another precedent for future retreats. In Israel we are not allowed to compare what is happening with what the German Nazis did to the Jews but wasn't Germany also a democracy? It seems that when it comes to Jews the world has different standards of behavior.
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