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About-face

Israel's withdrawal from Gaza marks an historic turnabout, it wouldn't be the first, as the story of Zionism and US-Israeli relations shows

By Geoffrey Wheatcroft
September 18, 2005

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IN HIS SPEECH to the United Nations on Thursday, part conciliatory and part defiant, Ariel Sharon said that the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza had been ''very hard, very hard and complicated." No doubt he meant it: This is the man who not so long ago said Israel must always remain in Gaza ''for Zionist reasons." But things change. After a ... (Full article: 1806 words)

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