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Response to Shaktimaan (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:01 PM

26. Actually your hypothesis is off.

 

The term apartheid is not intellectually dishonest, as you say, but real and accurate to a great many Palestinians that live within Israel's policies towards Palestine: blockades, military incursions and attacks of farms/farmers crops. As to negatively associating the current I/P issue with a different historical concept all I would say is that it is spot on, and that is what really annoys the critics of such language.

If Israel doesn't like the situation being called what it is then they are free to ignore such criticism just like they ignore their own citizens growing illegal outposts on Palestinian land.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/31/us-palestinians-israel-settlements-idUSBRE89U0QC20121031

http://www.timesofisrael.com/government-approves-three-illegal-settlements/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/201242484751503415.html

And how their leader says that "America is something that can easily be moved. Moved in the right direction." Sounds like he believes he can say/do whatever he wants and America will be swayed. Netanyahu: the George W. Bush of Israel.

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So don't worry about what I write. It may be ignored, but I will write it. It may be laughed at, but I will not waver. It may be fought, but in the end I hope the Palestinians win a homeland of their own: living at peace alongside Israel.

It may be a long time in the coming, but I hope one day that it happens.


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