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    • R.Ross
    • 29.09.10 | 11:41 (IST)

    Jordanian your peace offer is impossible. For one thing religions do not have homelands so no-one can accept that Jews, Christians, Moslems, Hindus etc. have a 'right' to any land. Nations and races may have homelands but Jews are a religion not a race, whether practising or not. No Christianity; no Christians; No Judaism; No Jews. But, most importantly, for the Palestinians to accept the right of Jews to their land means they immediately disenfranchise themselves on the basis of religion including all those dispossessed when Israel was created; all those who have Israeli citizenship and all those living in Occupied Palestine. No other colonised people in history have been asked to accept the 'right' of their colonisers to their land. It is pure farce to suggest it. Otherwise your 'peace offer' makes sense. However, the truly crucial acceptance is that to be made by Israelis just as other colonisers have done and that is to admit to the wrongs inherent in its foundation; to say sorry and to make redress to those dispossessed and, to either negotiate legitimate borders or follow other colonising nations like the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand ans South Africa and create one secular state with equal rights for all.

    from the article: Aluf Benn / Lieberman is making a liar out of Netanyahu
    First published 03:06 29.09.10 | Last updated 03:06 29.09.10
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