Ali A. (re occupying land) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Patrick
    • 14.01.06 | 20:19 (IST)

    You say that "Israel is absolutely occupying land that is not theirs and since the second intifada has seriously been oppressing our people." I agree with your second point. Your first point may be true in a technical sense but is rather specious. EVERYONE is occupying land that isn't theirs. America was stolen from indigenous tribes who are now on ?reservations.? But, right or wrong, there's no way America is going to give the land back. The same goes for almost every nation on the planet, including Israel. And many Jews feel EXTREMELY strongly about having a homeland, after thousands of years without one, and much persecution. One can debate whether it was right or wrong for the Zionist movement in the 1930s and 1940s to grab the land which Israel currently occupies. Morally, it probably was wrong at that time. But at a certain point, one just has to say well, that was then, this is now. And work from current realities toward establishing two separate, viable states. That's realpolitik. Patrick from Chicago

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    First published 00:00 12.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 12.01.06
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