Can we really assign rights to geopolitical entities? Why should any Nation State have a right to exist? Surely States either exist or they don't. I personally don't really care if Israel (or for that matter, Palestine) exists or not. Can we accept that it is human beings that have rights. If the human rights of the people, regardless of their ethnicity/religion, are not well served by the current state of affairs, then lets work to change that for the better. If that means that Israel (as a nation state) no longer exists, then so what. If that means that Palestine (as a nation state) can not come into formal being, again, so what. What cannot be accepted is the Zionist notion that the desire of Jews to their own State pre-empts the rights of non-Jews to the realisation of their human rights. What also cannot be accepted is that other States, ie, the USA then adopt policies which seek to protect the existance of Israel as a State regardless of the pain (and the loss of human rights) this inflicts on the non-Jews.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Not again, not alone
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