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  •  Israeli policies are isolating Israel and helping (15+ / 0-)

    its enemies.  Netanyahu's policies are golden recruiting arguments for the violent extremists who oppose Israel, such as Hamas in Egypt, Gaza.  Netanyahu, on his current path, will INEVITABLY radicalize the Muslim Brotherhood government and man-on-the-street majority of people of Egypt.  A popularly elected government in Eqypt will not be able to justify its continued adherence to the 1979 Israel - Egypt peace treaty.  At some point, Israel's actions will make that impossible in a democratic Egypt.  [That is why Israel strongly supported dictator Mubarak when the Egyptian people and the rest of the world community was turning against him.]

    But none of this should be a surprise - Bibi Netanyahu is doing nothing today that he has not advocated his entire political career.  He will not change.

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