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Submitted by Mark D (United States), Jul 15, 2014 at 17:22

Israel today is one of the consummate expression of modern society's high ideals and I can feel no greater joy than to hear this debate. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you very much!

However, I have to say both of you, not only you, received high marks. She's actually good in debates, in all fairness. She came on strong, a force to be reckoned with. I am impressed. She's also cute – maybe that had an effect on me, sorry.

It seems she cut to the heart of the matter. What she's saying, Dr. Pipes, is that Hamas' rocket attacks stem from Israeli occupation. Stop the occupation, the rockets will stop. You say Hamas stop the rocket attacks, then Israeli bombing will stop. But then for the Hamas rockets to stop, Israeli occupation must stop.

So let's stop the Israeli occupation. That will end it. Easy fix?

Problem I see is that Hamas' goal is not simply to stop the occupation but to wipe out all Jews.

I've seen many of your appearances in the press. I have been agreeing 100% of everything you say and you have always been top-notch, always coming out as the winner in my book. Your opponents are simply not in the same league.

Until now. This lady is good.

Mark D.

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