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    a situation in which a group of people feel they are under attack and therefore refuse to listen to any criticism or views that do not fit with their own position and aims

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned on Monday that Israel’s “fortress mentality” would leave it “isolated from the rest of the neighborhood,” the Middle East Online website reported.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/09/2013

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