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The public is not fooled Feb. 8th, 2002 11:53 am
When did one man last gain so much hatred as Ariel Sharon?

My response to this talkback was as follows:

It is one of the most twisted ironies of modern times that the Israeli state has come to so closely resemble the Third Reich; an entire nation is "ghetto-ised", forced into enclaves under the control of the Israeli army; their police infrastructure deliberately targetted to remove any hope of controlling extremist elements - and these attacks can only enrage and encourage the extremists.

History will award Sharon a place somewhere between Hitler and Robespierre; it is bizarre that Bush seems so keen to take the appeasing role of Chamberlain. Even more strange is that, against this background, Blair, as he takes a role in support of African development, starts to look like the model of international democracy.

From: robinbloke
Date: February 8th, 2002 - 05:37 am (Link)
I think it's sadly worked out to a numbers game as to the US's Israeli/Palestine situation; There are more people in the US who support Israel (as the US done for quite a while now anyway) than Palestine, possibly for no reason other than their background. The situation is diabolical there and frankly I can't see how any of it can be resolved without a utter overhaul of both sides governments and attitudes which isn't going to happen