So It Wasn't Israel

(New York Post) Rich Lowry - In the great Middle East who dunit, the verdict is in: The Jews are innocent. They aren't responsible for the violence, extremism, backwardness, discontent or predatory government of their Arab neighbors. The last few months should have finally shattered the persistent illusion that the Israeli-Palestinian question determines all in the Middle East. Israelis can't be blamed for unemployment and repression in Arab countries. Monumental events in recent decades - the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - were driven by internal Muslim confessional, ideological and geopolitical differences. Israel has nothing to do with the Sunnis hating the Shia, or the Saudis hating the Iranians, or everyone hating Moammar Gaddafi.

2011-03-22 00:00:00

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