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Financial Times Has It Right on Israel

A March 27 opinion piece by Max Hastings in the Financial Times has an excellent analysis of Israel’s situation, entitled “A Deaf and Defiant Israel Is Gambling with Its Future.” The picked out blurb says, “The claim upon East Jerusalem is rooted in a sense of moral entitlement, which the world increasingly rejects.” He cites a book by Esther Barbarossa called “Suffering as Identity” that says Jews must cease to define their world view in terms of the Holocaust, ruthlessly politicised since the 1950s. Hastings says, “Some day Americans will awaken to the heavy strategic price their own nation pays for indulging Israeli excesses.”

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