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Historical evidence of poor performance U.S. State Department and so-called "diplomacy".

Cease-fire Deal? Clinton On ME Peace Mission, Meeting Netanyahu [Update] | Posted @BooMan on Nov 20, 2012 |

This afternoon IDF dropped leaflets over large area from Gaza City suburbs to the border with Israel. The leaflets warn all residents to move out as they are in a mortal danger zone in coming hours expecting aerial bombing from the air, sea and land.

    "The Bible finds no worse image than this of the man from the desert. And why? Because he has no respect for any law. Because in the desert he can do as he pleases. The tendency towards conflict is in the essence of the Arab. He is an enemy by essence. His personality won't allow him any compromise or agreement. It doesn't matter what kind of resistance he will meet, what price he will pay. His existence is one of perpetual war. Israel's must be the same. The two states solution doesn't exist; there are no two people here. There is a Jewish people and an Arab population... there is no Palestinian people, so you don't create a state for an imaginary nation... they only call themselves a people in order to fight the Jews." - Benjamin Netanyahu

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Dec 30th, 2023 at 10:48:20 AM EST
Reference from TIME article ...

Received Wisdom? How the Ideology of Netanyahu's Late Father Influenced the Son | May 2012 |

A historian of Jews in medieval Spain, the elder Netanyahu spent most of his academic career in the United States--supposedly because his political views were out of fashion among the leftist Israeli intelligentsia of the 1950s and '60s. But in recent decades Israeli politics came to be dominated by the Likud, the party founded on the philosophy of Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinksy, the man Benzion Netanyahu went to America to serve as secretary, and whose vision he carried on after Jabotinsky's death.

The ideology called for a "Greater Israel" that stretched across not only the West Bank but even across what is today Jordan,  land regarded as promised to the Jews in the view of Revisionist Zionism, as the movement was known. It was a robust, even militaristic movement that called for an "iron wall" between the newly founded state and the Arabs surrounding it.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Dec 30th, 2023 at 10:49:14 AM EST
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