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Palestinian "Delusions"

Reader comment on item: Why Palestinian Delusions Persist

Submitted by J. S. Sheff (United States), Nov 13, 2017 at 19:16

In my opinion. Palestinian dreams of conquest persist because they believe that time is on their side. I am not sure that they are wrong.
The reaction of the Islamic world to the Temple Mount security issue and the lack of support from the West; and the failure of President Trump to make the symbolic move of relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would give me delusions of victory, were I Palestinian.
The only "positive" signal in recent times is the refusal of Western nations to confront the odious North Korean regime because of its nuclear prowess. Whether Islamist states are equally fearful of Israel's using its atomic arsenal remains to be seen.
In this context "symbolic" gestures by the U.S. become very important. Apparently our foreign policy class has decided that Israel's security is less important than keeping Muslim anti-Americanism in check.


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