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  •  The domestic issues are what matters (4+ / 0-)
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    I am heartened that the protestors recognize that destroying the houses of Palestinians doesn't help Israelis, though.  That's fundamentally a "domestic issue", and I think they see that.

    The youth, apart from the extremist right-wingers, don't seem to see disenfranchised Palestinian farmers as their enemies, but more as fellow oppressed people.  That's class consciousness for you.

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 03:16:44 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry neroden but that is not happening (5+ / 0-)

      as much as you want (and I may want), the Right in Israel is showing no real sign of being challenged for power.

      Here are the latest polls out of Israel

      Also, look at Leef's speech. Solidarity for the Gaza Evacuees, millons living under missle threat.....

      Were there peace and no U.N. move or anything else, Netanyahu's government could fall - after all upwards of 85% of the Israeli population supports the protestors. BUT changing it out now, when he is seen as someone who can provide security (whether true or not it is how he is seen) would be problematic.

      The Right wins most electoral matchups in Israel at this point based on the Security question. Solve that on Israeli terms and you might see a change. Until that happens though.... I don't see it.

      Oh and you are wrong about the Youth in Israel. They are more nationalistic than their parents. Just because they are not necessarily capitalists doesn't mean they follow the foreign pollicy dictates of the faux Left.

      DK4: For those times when pissing in the hummus isn't enough

      by volleyboy1 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 09:46:06 PM PDT

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