Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bruce Anderson: Israel is in danger of fighting the last war, not the next one - Bruce Anderson, Commentators - The Independent

The Crusader kingdom lasted for a century, nearly twice as long as Israel has been in existence, and the Crusaders had a problem which Israel shares. Both of them resemble organ transplants into a body whose immune system was determined to reject the intruders. The Israelis may have a far more powerful armoury than the Frankish knights of Outremer, but like the Crusaders, they are only the masters of a tiny littoral enclave, surrounded by much larger territories whose inhabitants resent their existence.
Bruce Anderson: Israel is in danger of fighting the last war, not the next one - Bruce Anderson, Commentators - The Independent
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