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If Israel did not exist would the world be a safer place?

Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by sharron (United Kingdom), Aug 13, 2005 at 13:08

Sitting at a wedding recently, a bloke on my table insisted on talking about Israel in the most unpalatable of terms. After expousing his views I asked the question 'do you think that if Israel did not exist the world would be a safer place?' His unequivocal answer was 'yes'.
With this sort of belief system taking hold, can we ever realistically expect peace in the region when the very presence of a Jewish state is a moot point?

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