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Re: The US and Israel



Siegfried Ramler says: "When Christopher Jones says that a more even-handed US policy in the Middle East, particularly in relation to the Palestinian conflict, would have spared us the 9/11 disaster, he engages in classic "blame the victim" rhetoric. The attack and all the subsequent threats of terror and expressions of hatred spring from a deeply rooted animosity, not likely to be affected by any US policy changes anywhere in the world. I remind Christopher that the early pronouncements by Al Quaida prior to 9/11 were targeted at the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia and not at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Furthermore, to suggest a direct link between deficiencies in our health and education budgets and foreign aid to one nation is simplistic and distorts reality".

RH:
The fact remains that Jews occupied honored positions in Arab countries until the creation of the state of Israel. I traveled in the area before and after its creation, and the change was obvious.

Ronald Hilton - 10.01.03


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