IF only life were simple. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 17.11.10 | 18:31 (IST)

    ". . . UN cartographers who bisected their village on paper used the imperialist Sykes-Picot map of 1916 in which France and Britain blithely chopped up the Middle East." - Haaretz. "The villagers took Israeli citizenship in 1981, but see themselves as Syrians." - Haaretz ""We don't know what's going to happen when the Israelis pull back. We're afraid the village will be cut in two, and in Ghajar we're all one big family," said local council head Ahmed Fatali." - Haaretz Folks, who have been pawns of intrigue and international politics for a 100 years. If only the world was as simple as the Ideologues who think it is.

    from the article: Residents of Lebanon border town protest Israel decision to withdraw unilaterally
    First published 17:46 17.11.10 | Last updated 17:46 17.11.10
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