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Naftali Bennett

Why Israel’s Gaze Has Turned Inward Why Israel’s Gaze Has Turned Inward
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Yiftach Ofek | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

“It takes two to tango,” goes the oft-quoted idiom.  Without a reliable Palestinian partner, the Israeli public seems to have chosen to dance with itself. 
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