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Submitted by Sheryl Rosenberg (United States), Apr 2, 2009 at 13:56

I think that it is the presence of the dramatic element, as typified in the David and Goliath story, that steers people to root for the underdog; were positions, in terms of media portrayal, to change, so would public support.

Maybe it would not hurt for self-serving politicians, such as Olmert, to desist from proclaiming Israel's invincibility as he did this week in reference to the Sudan bombing. A bit of humility could earn Israel some credit.

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