The first residents worried only for their next rations and fretted impotently as their
rich orange groves in Haifa were rebranded Jaffa oranges by Israel and exported around the world.
This is the sort of thing that happens when you back the wrong horse.
They had a chance to be part of a sunny Switzerland (without the snow and ice)
but cheered on the Arab League in hopes of driving the Jews into the sea.
And still haven't figured out that they could make a good deal with the Israelis.
Like the 25% of the Israeli population that is Arab/Muslim.
Like a statesman said long ago:
"They never miss a chance...to miss a chance."
posted on 04/21/2002 11:10:18 AM PDT
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