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Why Israel Feels Threatened

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Jan 12, 2009.

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    "The foreboding has two general sources and four specific causes. The general problems are simple. First, the Arab and wider Islamic worlds, despite Israeli hopes since 1948 and notwithstanding the peace treaties signed by Egypt and Jordan in 1979 and 1994, have never truly accepted the legitimacy of Israel’s creation and continue to oppose its existence.

    Second, public opinion in the West (and in democracies, governments can’t be far behind) is gradually reducing its support for Israel as the West looks askance at the Jewish state’s treatment of its Palestinian neighbors and wards. The Holocaust is increasingly becoming a faint and ineffectual memory and the Arab states are increasingly powerful and assertive."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/opinion/30morris.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
     
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