How foolish and wrong!Turning formerly loyal citizens into enemies - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • George
    • 08.08.10 | 08:24 (IDT)

    Not only is this wrong and the way it's being done brutal but it is totally self-destructive. What began as loyal citizens will ultimatley and understandably see the State as their enemy. There are other wiser ways to deal with the issues involved in these cases of bedouin settlements on lands that they have good reason to feel they have some rights over. Israel is not unique in its drive to settle and concentrate nomads or former nomads in 'modern' settlements, but this should be done in a voluntary and participatory way, if at all. In Israel's case the stakes are higher in alienating this minority. It may be 'right' legally and from a short-term perspective but foolish and ultimately self-destructive.

    from the article: Displacing the Bedouin
    First published 01:17 08.08.10 | Last updated 01:17 08.08.10
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