#1 Of course Palestine is viable with Jews, - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rebekah S
    • 05.12.07 | 16:43 (IST)

    but it is not viable with Israelis. The settlers are not an obstacle to peace because they are Jews, but because they are Israelis, whose allegiance is only to Israel, placed on land that does not belong to Israel, by the government of Israel, with the purpose of forcible expropriating the land from Palestinians so that it can be annexed to Israel. Palestine is viable with Jews, but not with a large segment of its population whose raison d'etre simply to ensure that a viable Palestine should ever exist. The religion of that segment of the population doesn't matter, they would be equally an impediment to peaceful coexistence if they were Hindus expropriating land from Palestinians in order to annex it to India or Buddhists confiscating it on behalf of Nepal. The basic issue is a clash of nationalisms, not religions: the religious aspects just make it more emotive and help fuel passions on both sides.

    from the article: It is not from heaven
    First published 00:00 05.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.12.07
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