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RECOGNIZE A SUICIDAL STATE

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Submitted by GRAHAM RAELBROOK (United States), Jan 7, 2003 at 16:22

Had the Palestinian and Jordanian arabs living west of the Jordan in 1967 devoted the energy and money they have spent trying to destroy Israel to building up their own economy, they would have had a de facto state by now.

A state with worldwide markets wide open to them, and foreign aid pouring in. They would have been enjoying an economy far healthier than Israel;s. For Israeli products have a severely restricted world market, and their natural customers, the neighboring arab states, are closed to them.
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