Barak positions himself - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 02.11.07 | 03:20 (IST)

    Barak is positioning himself as a defender of the settlement movement so as to win his race against Bibi for PM. The debate, therefore, is not about whether the Palestinians will be expelled or exterminated, it is only whether they will be expelled or exterminated by a Labor or Likud Prime Minister. Israel's politicians will not be honest with Israel. Will Israel be honest with itself/ The Palestinians are no going to leave. Are Israelis willing to exterminate the Untermench who stand in the way of the Settlers? If not - and that seems much in doubt - what is Israel going to do to stop the settlers who refuse the authority of the state? One last question. If a nation treats those who deny the authority of that nation to reasonably control the behavior its citizens within or outside the boundaries of that state, as beyond the law, how long can that state survive? The answer to the last question is that the state has denied it's authority, and thus it's reason to exist.

    from the article: Barak seeks another extension on plan to evacuate outposts
    First published 00:00 01.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.11.07
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