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    • Der Zauberberg
    • 21.02.10 | 18:20 (IST)

    It may come as a shock to Israel baiters, but law and morality consist largely of principles of general applicability, not just applicable to some group or state you want to single out. For starters, then, carving out the borders of nation states in modern Europe from the death of old empires led repeatedly to ethnic cleansing and genocide (Lieberman, Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing in the Making of Modern Europe, 2006, p. xi ). Today, "some Europeans inhabit the very apartments and houses vacated by refugees during previous waves of flight, population transfer, and ethnic cleansing" (ibid., p. 329). All ethnic cleansing in Europe should be reversed, right? That'll work.

    from the article: French FM: Dubai killing proves need for a Palestinian state
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