Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Concessions .... Yeah Right

The Knesset moves to pre-empt concessions. Those words flew off the paper at me. "Israel won't budge" is a little more intellectually honest.

There is also a nice spin by Olmert. The Palestinians recognize Israel within the framework of all the relevant UN resolutions, namely the pre-June 1967 borders. But Olmert claims that the Palestinians do not recognize the right of Israel to exist.

That's bollocks. The Palestinians certainly do, but they do not recognize the settlements on Palestinian land, nor should they.

With 240,000 illegal settlers in the West Bank, and over 200,000 illegal settlers in East Jerusalem, why should the Palestinians accept less than full withdrawal? After all, there are countless UN resolutions which address Israel's illegal settlement activity and illegal occupation.

But the Knesset pre-empts concessions! What a joke! What a tragedy!

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