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Submitted by joncohen (United States), Jan 1, 2006 at 12:49

James Wolfensohn's brilliant conclusion "Latest Answer To Mideast Crisis: Fix the Economy", cannot be understood out of context. Wolfensohn has a long history including growing up in Australia with his European immigrant Jewish parents and significant accomplishments in finance and diplomacy during his years at the World Bank. Unknown is his knowledge and understanding of Jewish history and any involvement with Israel and Jewish causes.

Also unknown, is why this multimillionaire reputedly "invested" $500,000 of his own money, together with his friends in Europe, in an effort to "buy" the greenhouses in Gush Katif and give them to the PA. If we can understand who will gain from this, what concessions are expected from the PA, and how he hopes to get a "return on his investment", we might better understand the man.

Until then, be wary!
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