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Friday, August 13, 2004

A real difference: Middle East

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Kerry's position on Israel/Palestine is expected to be a continuation (or worse) of the Bush administration: The Electronic Intifada says:

Kerry's Middle East Policy is a dangerous journey mapped out on a carbon copy of Israel's view of the conflict. After the Bush Administration's similar position and laissez faire approach to gross Israeli violations of human rights, Palestinians can expect few changes to the present misery.
You can view Kerry's expected policy here

On the other hand, we have Ralph Nader, who just released a letter to the Anti-Defamation League outlining his position to bring peace loving Israelis and Palestinians together. It seems, just as Kerry/Bush do not want to listen to large majorities of Americans opposed to US wars, these two also don't bother to learn the views of many Israelis who oppose continued conflict with the Palestinians.

About half of the Israeli people over the years have disagreed with the present Israeli government’s policies toward the Palestinian people. Included in this number is the broad and deep Israeli peace movement which mobilized about 120,000 people in a Tel Aviv square recently.As for the metaphors – puppeteer and puppets – the Romans had a phrase for the obvious – res ipsa loquitur. The Israelis have a joke for the obvious – that the United States is the second state of Israel.
How often, if ever, has the United States – either the Congress or the White House-pursued a course of action, since 1956, that contradicted the Israeli government’s position? To end the hostilities which have taken so many precious lives of innocent children, women and men – with far more such losses on the Palestinian side – the occupying military power with a massive preponderance of force has a responsibility to take the initiative

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