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Submitted by Alex (United States), Jul 19, 2014 at 23:23

Thank you to Dr. Pipes for a reassuring article. I would make two supplemental points:

1) Anti-Israel protests to the current IDF action in Gaza have been small, but at least one of them has marked an historical turning point, in France, where--as with ISIS takeover of the Iraqi city of Mosul--a smaller band of even more radicalized individuals attempted a pogrom at a Paris synagogue, prompting the usually pro-Arab French government to ban Pro-Palestinian protests in subsequent days.

2) I suspect that the relative ineffectiveness of HAMAS in killing Israelis during its recent rocket attacks has dampened the sense of confidence that Pro-Palestinian radicals secretly draw from terrorist attacks. Ditto for the effect of Israel's decision to send ground troops into Gaza.

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