Arab Israelis can't build, nor can non-Israelis - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Basil
    • 18.11.09 | 18:23 (IST)

    We have people claiming that it's racism not to allow Jews to build. The Israeli Government often denies Palestinians the right to build in Jerusalem. It also denies even Arab Israelis, in so many cases, the right to build homes. The Palestinians are a Semitic people with ancestry in the region and in the land in an uninterrupted fashion. They had no great-grandparents in Europe, but, yet, they cannot build on their ancestral land. Furthermore, it is a violation of international law for Israel to change the geography of East Jerualem or the West Bank. However, Israel does what it can, because it has the power. The British Empire did what it did, because it had the power. Did it make it right? No.

    from the article: EU, Obama: Settlement construction could threaten peace progress
    First published 13:41 18.11.09 | Last updated 11:57 25.11.09
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