good article, but a bit off-base - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • shaun
    • 09.05.10 | 03:29 (IDT)

    Good article, but it does run into a bit of a problem. The idea that the Palestinians should have accepted the 1947 Partition is more than a bit ludicrous - why shoudl they have agreed to have their land given over to a group of colonial settlers? The Liberal Jewish group that Mr. Stenger speaks to must, I think, eventually come to terms with the reality that the creation of Israel was an historical injustice to another people. Israel is a legitimate state, but it has no great moral imperative. It is simply another European colonial state founded through the displacement of the indigenous population. Nationalist myths aside, I think that one of the most important tasks Israelis and Jews will need to come to terms with, once peace comes (as it must, eventualy) is their own complicity in the displacement and subjugation of other people. Americans and Canadians and Australians are slowly admitting this in regards to their own native populations.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Jewish liberals from all nations, unite
    First published 15:50 03.05.10 | Last updated 15:50 03.05.10
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