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  •  oh, probably not. (3+ / 0-)
    about how the Israeli settlements will probably cause economic harm to Israel due to a reduction in International aid and trade both
    Aid comes mostly from the USA and Germany.  We'll never stop, nor will the Germans, for obvious reasons.

    As for trade, one of my fondest memories of living in Germany was watching all of the kids protest against Pershings and cruise missiles, Camels and Marlboros clenched firmly between their lips.

    •  It was just something I was reading (0+ / 0-)

      this morning, but I don't have the citation now, sorry. I was scouring the International news. The UK and Ireland have been very pointed about this both (I remember that). France seems to also have a bit of that going on. And yes, Merkel came out talking out of two sides of her mouth on the issue, abstaining in the vote but also saying "We'll keep funding you!"

      I don't know how the aid is apportioned, just that there was some serious critique of funds drying up and the U.S. being laughed at a whole lot.

      Interesting about Germany. You will have to tell me about this sometime. I went to a German school pre-Berlin wall, and boy did people talk shit, especially because I was Jewish (and this was in the U.S.). I don't remember my German at all and couldn't ever wrap my head around it. My Turkish is better.

      Sorry, got off-topic there.

      "Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom" - Walter Benjamin

      by mahakali overdrive on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 03:41:14 PM PST

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