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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jun 21, 2015 at 22:12

Imagine living in a tiny New York City studio apartment, with furniture that would do nicely for most Barbie doll collections. Now look next door to your neighbor living on his 32-room mansion on twelve acres. But picture this neighbor waging an endless campaign of terror against you designed to force you to cede precious square footage from your minuscule studio apartment. Each time you do so you're promised that your sacrifice will bring peace and your neighbor will finally leave you alone.

In pursuit of this elusive goal you've already carved up your living space so drastically that your bathroom is also your kitchen. But it's never enough and now your mansion-dwelling neighbor threatens to unleash yet another round of misery down upon your head if you don't bend to his will. You bring the matter to the judicial powers that be, but against all common sense it is found that you are the aggressor and your neighbor, the injured party. Imagine all of this and more. And you still won't fully comprehend the upside down, backwards, psychotic real politik Israel is forced to contend with. Every. Single. Day. Sound fair to you? Yeah. Me neither.

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