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Does Israel have a voice?

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Submitted by Gaurav G (India), Feb 17, 2005 at 16:47

I have three comments on this particlular article:

1. Does the interviewer even realise that the Palestinians are the victims? He seems to have a short term memory... the post-WW II scenario (supported by the States) that has forced the actual inhabitants of Israel to flee their own homes and lands for so-called refugee camps. Yet these "camps" are barely hundreds of metres from the areas where Israeli immigrants live on land that belonged to Palestinian families for countless generations.

2. Since when do American leaders - or Australian "intellectuals" - have the right to decide what free, independent and self-governing governments, like Iran, do? Can i go and commit violence on neighbours who try to get the same technology that i have? Oh... wait... i forgot... its obvious we trust Americans with nuclear weapons, but anyone else....

3. The latest Iraq war. The United Nations did not want it. No one else wanted it. Bush definitely wanted it. But we should come in now that the US military is under pressure. WHY?


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