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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Aug 9, 2005 at 13:56

From the psychological and media standpoint the withdrawal is not helpful to Israel.

It will be interpreted as weakness by the Arabs and a justified result by those people who still refer to Gaza as "occupied territory".

It was occupied before by Egypt, but that was okay since Egyptians are Arabs-and, more importantly, were not Israelis. The same with Trans-Jordan occupied by Jordan, but that was okay for the same reason.

From a tactical standpoint, it should be easier to protect those Israelis who previously lived in Gaza in Israel proper. Doesn't most of the violence against Israelis get perpetrated by Arabs from without Israel? Are any perpetrated by Israeli Arabs?

Israel has a terrible problem: With most of the world's media against Israel and with most of the world's liberals anti-Israel and anti-Jew, no matter what Israel does, it will be wrong in the liberal eyes. Also the U.S. (Bush) seems to treat terrorists against Israel differently from the way it treats terrorists against the U.S.

A terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist -no matter against whom it is carried out.

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