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Political Analysis and Commentary
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"For Zion's sake I shall not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I shall not rest."



ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY AND FOREIGN POLICY
by Bernard J. Shapiro


Once you pay tribute to a foreign power, the demands keep coming. 

My whole life I have called for Israeli independence in all things related to security and national sovereignty. We have wept as Israel became a banana republic instead of refusing to bow before any nation. We have demonstrated that due to its technological prowess, Israel needs to grovel before no nation. We have demonstrated that Israel\'s contribution to American security is so great that it would NOT be pushed around, if it stood its ground.

As we enter the New Year, we pray that Israeli leaders will learn the lessons of history and restore pride and self esteem to their people.....