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Gee, Kate, how does anything I say here lead you to conclude that I've overlooked Israel's nuclear capacity?  I don't see where I touched on the subject, or anything related to it, at all.

Tom K

In a message dated 2/24/2003 7:29:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> writes:

>In a message dated 2/22/03 6:31:55 PM !!!First Boot!!!, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
>> But wait . . . your two scenarios for Eliot's view both involve Israel
>> getting nuked.  Pat was a vigorous proponent of the view that Eliot was
>> PHILO-semitic.  How does that square?
>>
>> Eliot didn't make the Seven Day war, but obviously made it well past the
>> Sinai crisis.  I join you in asking if anyone knows whether he made any
>> recorded comment on the British Mandate, founding of Israel, Sinai, etc.
>>
>
>I think you are forgetting that Israel is a major nuclear power; they have
>more nuclear weapons than Britain.  And the British Mandate, so well
>intentioned and thought out and prolific . . .  Israel, I'm sure, would have
>planted a tree for every British citizen if not for the fact that when
>Britain's Balfour Resolution came down to a vote in the United Nations and it
>passed overwhelmingly, that Britain abstained.  Still, Britain has
>signficantly more insight, foresight and character than the French, for sure.
>