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Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel

Submitted by John W McGinley (United States), Jun 21, 2011 at 09:07

Frankly I learned nothing new in your review of the steps of how Israel came to be. But the real history of "Palestine" before the events of 1947/1948 needs to be better disseminated and your article helps. Perhaps just as important is the raising of consciousness concerning the multi-faceted realities of how "nations" -- ANY nations at all including the USA -- came to be. Even if there had never been the Kingdom of Israel in the Ancient past, the manner of how the third commonwealth came to be a reality is certainly not unique except in as much as the Zionists were most careful to play things by the book.

The existential fact is that, today, Israel is a well established state with powerful military resources at its command. Israel need only comport itself as a strong and stable commonwealth and pass through the present difficulties with confidence. It's military superiority over its enemies is real and substantial. Power talks and Israel should continue to speak softly and carry a big stick.


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