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Submitted by YochevedMiriam Russo (Israel), Dec 6, 2005 at 01:25

Ariel Sharon basked in the warmth and applause for a time, but now -- of course! -- the UN has returned to bashing Israel.

But are they bashing Sharon, himself? No. He will now be regarded as a "great stateman" , as "someone who tried to do something". He will be feted as an icon of the anti-Israel crowd, like Rabin, only more so. After all, he was TRYING to make peace.

So, was Israel TRYING to win UN support, when it retreated from Gaza? Of course not, not specifically. The withdrawal was instituted by Sharon for one reason only -- to keep himself out of jail. In that, it succeeded brilliantly. He's still out, and now that he has proposed withdrawals from most of Judea and Samaria, he will continue to be treated as an 'etrog' by the press. Cherished and protected. He is, after all, a 'true statesman'.

So of course the UN will bash Israel. But it won't bash Sharon.

And that's what this whole thing was about -- what was best for Ariel Sharon. It had nothing to do with what was good for Israel.

Obviously. Five dead, 50 wounded in Netanya yesterday. We're on our way to peace, right?

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