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January 06, 2009


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The evidence throughout Israel's history is that it is not bound by "Western democratic and liberal norms of behavior" where Palestinians and Arabs are concerned but by its founding fathers' dual dictum of military supremacy and creating facts on the ground, ie evicting the indigenous population in favour of Jewish settlers. Democracy is strictly for the Israelis. When the Palestinians of Gaza elected a Hamas leadership Israel objected, hence the present crisis.

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