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The Last Samurai, Palestinian Style

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Jan 27, 2018 at 12:58

Dr. Pipes,

You bring up the example of Lt. Onoda, a Japanese soldier. I believe he might have been inspired by samurai culture. Below is an article about the Palestinian version of the last samurai in the jungle.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinian-envoy-to-US-says-Trumps-Jerusalem-decision-was-a-backstabbing-539913

"Zomlot suggested the winds were in the Palestinians' favor, alluding to an erosion of support for Israel among younger and liberal Americans. Netanyahu "can speak to this Congress," he said. "But can he speak at a university in California or Wisconsin?"[...] "Even if we are the last samurai," the Palestinians believe that the blood shed on both sides toward a two-state outcome made it worthwhile, Zomlot said.

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