The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
'Inhabitants of a territory is not a nation' The moment Israel's occupying army leaves and the PA has sovereignty over the territory, there will be a fully-fledged Pal nation. At the moment the territory is a non-state entity but it does not mean there is not a Palestinian people or legal territorial entity. There is a tendency to equate 'race' and 'nation'. They are entirely different. Kenya has 7 main African ethnic groups/races and as many again non-African. But they are all Kenyans. Israel has Jews, Arabs, Russians etc., but they are all Israelis. 'Nation' does not mean the exclusive preserve of one racial group. It is a legal description of a defined area with generally recognised borders wherein a constituted authority exercises sovereignty. To insinuate that Palestinians don't really exist or are not as worthy as Israelis, is to fail to understand that they already HAVE a nation, they just do not have full sovereignty yet, thanks wholly to Israel's never-ending occupation.