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Israeli Security Chief Warns of Assassination

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  1. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

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    Report: Israeli security chief warns of assassination - CNN.com

    It seems there are factions on the far right in Israel who are even nuttier than those in the far right in the US.

    [JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel's internal security agency is "very concerned" that extremists in that country might assassinate an Israeli leader to disrupt the peace process with the Palestinians, Shin Bet's director said Sunday, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

    "We discern a willingness among the far-right to resort to using guns in order to prevent progress in the diplomatic process," Yuval Diskin, head of Israel's Shin Bet security service, told the Israeli Cabinet, according to Haaretz.

    Haaretz reported that a participant of the meeting released Diskin's comments. The participant revealed the comments on condition of anonymity because the session was closed, Haaretz reported.

    Diskin's comments came two days before the anniversary of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.]
  2. PressCoverage

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    as to the second link, ... perhaps this is a rhetorical question, but...

    what would radical warhawk circles within Israel stand to gain from disrupting the peace process? it boggles the mind...

    honestly, sometimes you just have to wonder if certain kinds of people are just hard-wired for conflict and war.... regardless of how close real peace is within sight.
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  3. PatriotsReign

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    Which is pretty eff'd up cause living in peace is a hell of a lot easier than living in the turmoil & death of war. Makes you wonder how stupid one has to be to choose war.
  4. PatsFanInVa

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    The lunatic right in Israel and the hard-line rejectionists among Palestinians are allied, they just don't know it. Their interest is in squashing an hope of peace.

    The interests of the Center in both cases, and of the Israeli left, are centered around bringing peace to the region.

    The advantage a rejectionist has, is that one bullet can set off a cycle of violence which achieves their goals. In the center and on the left you have to do hard work, and you have to be willing to take that bullet, if you are in the leadership.

    That's how it serves the interests of the extreme right.


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