Wednesday, March 29, 2006

You Know You're Wrong When...

You start threatening your leader with death....
Amitay, 40, lives in a hilltop home with his wife and nine children, part of a settlement of about 150 families. He says he'll fight to keep his home.

The West Bank is home to 250,000 Israeli settlers. Based on Kadima's plans, about 60,000-80,000 settlers would be evacuated from the West Bank, according to Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, a political scientist at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bar-Siman-Tov describes a future West Bank withdrawal as "dramatic and possibly bloody." Losing the West Bank and the biblical land of their forefathers is so daunting to settlers, he says, that they would probably put up a fight.

"A prime minister (Yitzhak Rabin in 1995) was assassinated because he dared raise the subject of withdrawals," he says.

They say animals that inhabit the same environment begin to take on similar characteristics after a few generations.....

Seems the western society of Israel has spent too much time in the wrong neighbourhood.

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