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    • 17.08.05 | 21:08 (IDT)

    This "pullout" thing is a pure absurd regardless of whose land it is. I would understand Israeli government pulling out their forces and leaving the settlers to their own device, but to forcefully evict them from the homes they built or were born in is nothing short of ethnic cleansing. Compare this to mass and mostly illegal "migration" of mestizos from Mexico to the U.S. As soon as they put their feet on American solil they assert the "right" not only to the land but to all kinds of free public assistance there. If they work (which is illegal for them in the U.S.), they claim that America is their country because they contributed to her economy. And no one would ever dare to evict their American-born children from the land they entered (or invaded, if you will) with violation of the law and border. I hope that Jewish people bring this hypocrisy up and demand that ethnic settlements are given the same status all over the world. Because when it comes to Mexicans or Palestinians, whatever they settle remains theirs forever, but "Anglos" and Jews are blatantly denied the same right. In my opinion, these are the Jewish political elites, both in Israel and in the U.S., that are to be blamed for this unfortunate state of affairs. They need to be separated from their positions of power in order to bring a hope for any improvement. It's time to return to proven political doctrines of nationality, statehood, and patriotism on which most of Western countries were built. It's time to clearly state that the land belongs to those who settled and populated it, and who built homes, roads, and other infrastructure that makes it a well functioning country.

    from the article: IDF: Demolition of settlement houses may start at end of next week
    First published 00:00 16.08.05 | Last updated 00:00 16.08.05
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