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Please do not rely on the mainstream US media...
Therein lies the problem within the USA.  For the same reasons you cannot rely on the US MSM underlie the grip that the right wing of Israeli politics appears to hold over US policy concerning Israel and Palestine.  That portion of the Israeli population, perhaps as high as 40%, that oppose the current Israeli policy and the massively corrupt politics out of which it arises, are in much the same position as were the opponents of the Iraq war in the USA in 2004.  For things to change, perhaps 11% of the voting population in Israel will have to change their preferences.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jan 19th, 2009 at 08:22:42 PM EST
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