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  •  Every voice counts (3+ / 0-)
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    ramara, bluedust, AoT

    Only the people of Israel can force the Israeli government to ease the siege on Gaza. Israel controls the water supply and electricity in Gaza. Israel collects taxes for the Palestinians and decide what their daily caloric intake will be.

    Maybe president Obama wants things to get worse.

    We enjoy freedom of speech. All we can do is speak out against injustice. For most Palestinians in Gaza, I am sure that being killed by bombardment is a welcome fate.

    Romney, just another rich guy suffering from "Master of the Universe"syndrome.

    by ARCADIA on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:00:04 PM PST

    •  they won't. Conflict strengthens the incumbent. (2+ / 0-)
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      ramara, SolarMom

      Contrary to the belief of some around here, they actually DO fear the rocket attacks and feel legitimately threatened by it.  Hence Netanyahu retains support.  The only way for this cycle to cease is for those firing weapons on both sides to stop, Hamas to modify its charter, and Israel to get rid of the settlements.  That's it.  Nothing else.

      •  But the script is (3+ / 0-)
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        jan4insight, SolarMom, Lefty Coaster

        See, we evacuated the Gaza settlements, and what did it get us?  I don't think most Americans realize that Israel still has so much control there.

        Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

        by ramara on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:37:51 PM PST

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        •  most Americans don't realize anything about (5+ / 0-)

          foreign affairs unfortunately...

          Thing is, the West Bank situation is relatively calm.   The settlements need to go, but it isn't a failed pseudo-state like Gaza...the Israelis need (god knows when this will happen) to not only make peace w/Gaza, but actually invest in it...that would greatly marginalize the militants.

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