#75 Chaim does the ol' Israel/Jew switcheroo - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 05.09.09 | 08:54 (IDT)

    C: "All Israeli settlements are legal." Notice that Chaim starts out by talking about ISRAELI settlements? C: "There is nothing illegal about a single Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria." Notice that Chaim is now talking about JEWISH settlements? Chaim, the ETHNICITY of these settlers (actually, "colonists") is the particular straw man obsession of Israel. Everyone else points to the CITIZENSHIP of those colonists and (correctly) observes that they are all citizens of the occupying power. It is that CITIZENSHIP ("Israeli") that makes this act of colonization illegal, not their ETHNICITY ("Jewish"). Deep down you do understand this, which is why you have to rationalize this to yourself with such a clumsy and transparent switcheroo. But why do you insist on inflicting that self-delusional claptrap on everyone else?

    from the article: Israel hints it may retroactively legalize settlement construction
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 03:02 03.09.09
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