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Submitted by Arkady Korobochko (United States), Jul 25, 2013 at 00:06

Mr. Kalotaris alludes to an ancient Greek fable, and while it is commendable that he knows his heritage, his example is misplaced. King Croesus is rich because of his conquests, and the sage Solon points out to him that there are poor people who work and this work makes them happy. So, you see, there is no analogy whatsoever. Israel is happy because it worked hard to achieve prosperity (still relative prosperity), while the Arabs are unhappy, and are dreaming of conquests.

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