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Israel's lurch to the left alienates Republicans and fails to endear them to Democratic conspiracy mongers

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), May 23, 2006 at 14:45

The Kadima government's appeasement policies towards 'Palestinians' and planned withdrawal from land will jeopardise United States, Israeli and regional security. This was pointed out by Dr.Pipes in his previous article "Mr.Olmert goes to Washington". In his timely piece Dr.Pipes warned the Bush administration not to condone Israel's plans to make further territorial or other concessions to 'Palestinians'. http://www.danielpipes.org/article/3582

Ultimately, Israel's current Kadima driven leftist, dovish, and 'defeatist' stance in the face of Islamist terror will alienate their natural allies and smacks of betrayal . http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/555

Conversely, left wing Israel bashers such as the conspiracy theory addled Democrats whom Dr. Pipes lists in his article above, will continue to refer to Israel as occupiers and blame the existence of the Jewish state as the cause of all conflict in the Middle East and worldwide.

Ironically Kadima has more in common ideologically with the leftist Islamist Democratic alliance that seeks it's destruction. The 'withdrawal' from Gaza aimed at winning over Israel's critics - by showing a willingness to do anything for peace- only strengthened the Islamist /leftist conviction that even Israel cannot justify it's own existence.

Republicans cannot hardly be expected to prop up an ally who is committing national suicide, and cause harm to their interests in the process. With the Kadima party (Forward) - Israel may alienate their Republican support base in the United States- and in doing so provide their hostile fellow travellers on the left with a 'great leap forward' in orchestrating their own destruction.

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