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Need to build a consensus

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), May 25, 2006 at 18:03

If you divide yourselves along Party-lines, you are finished. Support for a just cause, for example Israel, cannot be conditional to a political party. For example, it would be shameful if American blue collar workers became pro-Palestinian, just because the far-left is pro-Palestinian or Democrats are pro-Palestinian. You need to build a situation whereby Democrats and Republicans both support Israel, oppose Militant Islam and Islamic terrorism. Otherwise, as soon as Republicans lose power, the USA will become pro-Palestinian, pro-Arabic and pro-Muslim. In Italy, the Israeli ambassador, Ehud Gol, has done an excellent job in making sure that both the centre-right and the centre-left support Israel. In other European countries, the division between political parties has become also a division between pro-Zionists and anti-Zionists. If you make that mistake in the USA, you have already lost half the game!

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