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    • Barbara Perry
    • 15.10.09 | 18:26 (IST)

    What constitutes legitimacy? Or, rather, what constitutes Israel's definition of legitimacy? Does that include non Jews as second class citizens? Does that include the horrendous continuing occupation of the West Bank? Does that include stesaling the water under the West Bank for illegal Jewish settlers while forcing Palestinians to buy water? Does that include apartheid? Does that include preventing Palestinians from owning land? And tearing down their homes and apartments and stealing their olive groves? Does that include continued flaunting of international laws and the demeaning of an entire people? So what is your definition of legitimacy in a country that proclaims itself a democracy but that is not?

    from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 04:32 15.10.09
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