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Nov-19-2012 18:19printcomments

Israeli Attack on Gaza

It is time for the U.S. to re-examine its lockstep support of Israel.

Israeli attack

(SAN FRANCISCO) - 'Israelis' are all too often portrayed by news media as a single like minded group and nothing could be farther from the case.

In response to Israel-imposed apartheid, Hamas shoots rockets into Israel, causing a disproportionate response, which in turn causes worldwide condemnation, further isolating Israel from most of the world.

A ceasefire will probably be negotiated, calm will again result for a short while, and then the cycle of violence will be repeated ad infinitum.

And Israel will have another excuse for not engaging in meaningful peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

It is time for the U.S. to re-examine its lockstep support of Israel.

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Salem-News.com writer Ralph E. Stone was born in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of both Middlebury College and Suffolk Law School. We are very fortunate to have this writer's talents in this troubling world; Ralph has an eye for detail that others miss. As is the case with many Salem-News.com writers, Ralph is an American Veteran who served in war. Ralph served his nation after college as a U.S. Army officer during the Vietnam war. After Vietnam, he went on to have a career with the Federal Trade Commission as an Attorney specializing in Consumer and Antitrust Law. Over the years, Ralph has traveled extensively with his wife Judi, taking in data from all over the world, which today adds to his collective knowledge about extremely important subjects like the economy and taxation. You can send Ralph an email at this address stonere@earthlink.net

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