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Column One: Bibi and the true believers
Jpost.com ^ | 8/2/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK

Posted on 08/02/2013 7:08:06 PM PDT by Nachum

Standing next to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday morning, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni gushed that through his indefatigable efforts to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials to Washington, Kerry proved that “nothing can stop true believers.”

As usual, the cognitively challenged Livni told us something she hadn’t intended to say. The term “true believer” was coined by Eric Hoffer in his classic work The True Believer from 1951, which Livni has obviously not read. Hoffer’s epic study of the psychological roots of fanaticism described a true believer as a person so fanatically committed to a cause that no amount of reality can make him abandon it.

And that just about sums up Kerry, and the man he works for, US President Barack Obama.

Kerry visited Israel six times in the four months leading up to the meetings in Washington this week, during which Americans, Palestinians and Israelis discussed the size of the table they will be sitting around in the coming discussions.

During the same four months, the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against its opponents on multiple occasions. Most recently, they gassed Palestinians in Yarmuk refugee camp outside Damascus, killing 22 people.

During those four months, al-Qaida strengthened its control over the Syrian opposition groups fighting the regime.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: believers; bib; carolineglick; erichoffer; israel; johnkerry; russia; syria; thetruebeliever; true; tzipilivni; waronterror

1 posted on 08/02/2013 7:08:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Sorry, already posted HERE
2 posted on 08/02/2013 7:14:55 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Ooops. Did a search and it did not come up!


3 posted on 08/02/2013 7:16:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I know, this search engine is useless!


4 posted on 08/02/2013 7:17:03 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Nachum

I’m just shaking my head and praying.
Never dreamed Bibi would act ‘cowardly,’ if that’s the right word, which Caroline used.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 8:18:04 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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