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    • Kester
    • 13.02.10 | 10:50 (IST)

    "portraying Israel as a pariah state and denying its right to exist." There's an important difference between the two parts of that sentence, and it's not fair to lump them together. I also believe it harms your own cause to be seen to be so unreasonable. I do indeed believe that ANY government that relies on State-terrorism rather than on the freely given trust and consent of those it governs is morally illegitimate. That is a completely different matter from the right of Israeli people to exist and to create a State in principle if they wish. I wholeheartedly support the right of the Israeli people to exist and to elect a State if they wish, but I also believe the current Israeli government -not only the particular party in power now, but the whole process of successive governments relying on terror not on consent, is fundamentally morally illegitimate. As is any other government that relies on terror not on consent.

    from the article: Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign
    First published 01:05 12.02.10 | Last updated 07:13 12.02.10
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