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It's very simple

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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Nov 17, 2012 at 14:51

It's simple, Jules. In Europe, they're scared that if they back Israel, the Islamic world will retaliate against them. Hence, they'll back the Arab side. As for much of Asia, all they see in Israel is a Western colonial outpost, and when Israel speaks of how much the Jews of Europe suffered in the Shoah, Asia will feel its prejudice confirmed. As in the West, most people in Asia haven't the foggiest about the period put to Jewish history in the SW of their continent.

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