Lakshmi, your posts are certainly eye-opening to Western Jews who've probably never encountered an anti-colonialist South-Asian freedom fighter who is hell-bent on delegitimizing every last speck of Jewish claim to the Land. I'd like to suggest you make a serious attempt at understanding both sides of the issue in order to help us Middsolve our problems. Because of the 6 million Jews lost to the Holocaust and the loss by expulsion of Sephardim/Mizrahim of their property in Muslim countries, Israeli Jews feel they have no choice but to "fight tooth and nail." A tragic reality. Just as Indians fight daily to uphold their integrity and independence against the background of centuries of defeat and Colonialist humiliation. When you denounce Israel as using 'apartheid', maybe you should take into consideration Jewish history and origins. I believe a visit to Palestine/Israel to see for yourself will allow you to bring about some real positive change on the ground to benefit everyone.
PM postpones Israel-Germany summit marking 50 years of diplomatic ties (Haaretz)
from the article: Fayad: No point in goodwill gestures without negotiations