Occupation? Who holds the moral high ground? The facts: - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Ivar
    • 25.04.10 | 12:26 (IDT)

    For substantially two millennia, the Jewish population of Palestine was less than 10%. A massive wave of Jewish immigration began in the 20th century. By 1931, 17 percent of the population of Palestine were Jews, an increase of six percent since 1922. The European powers deciding the issue of Jewish settlement in Palestine were classic colonialists glad to give land which was not theirs. The local Arabs naturally protested and resisted, ultimately by refusal to recognize Israel when overwhelmed by force and Western diplomacy. It was a simple case of an unacceptable imposed solution on the Arabs. But that situation fundamentally changed with the Arab League Peace Initiative of 2002, aka the "Saudi Plan", offering the Jewish State far more territorial benefit than the United Nations allowed in 1948. This represents a generous settlement, and any Israeli pretensions beyond that, namely beyond the 1967 armistice line, are patently absurd, both legally and morally. Especially morally Is the '67 Green Line making 77 % Israeli, 23% Palestinian, per the Saudi Plan not ?fair? enough for Israelis? The Occupied West Bank is 2,270 square miles. Gaza is 139 square miles. Israel proper is 7,992 square miles. The Palestinian people have arguably more rights to ALL of Palestine than do the Jewish people, who never exceeded 10% (far less than 10%) of the population of Palestine for nearly the entire past two millennia, until about the 1920's.

    from the article: Abbas urges Obama to impose Mideast peace solution
    First published 11:47 24.04.10 | Last updated 22:38 24.04.10
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, February 16, 2016.

If Merkel also criticizes Israel, life is not a piece of cremeschnitte

The Israeli reaction to Der Spiegel's report on the German chancellor's frustration with Netanyahu was ridiculous, even Orwellian; as if Israelis were aliens who had just landed from another planet.

Aleppo

Hundreds killed in Aleppo foretell a major political achievement for Assad

The fighting highlights how Russia is winning at the West's expense, and underscores the paradox in which the West (together with Russia) focuses on ISIS while Assad regime continues to kill Syrian civilians in much greater numbers.

Elie Wiesel.

Newly unearthed version of Elie Wiesel's seminal work is a scathing indictment of God

In Wiesel’s uncensored Hebrew 'Night' manuscript, unveiled here for the first time, the author expresses desire to take revenge on the Hungarians, lashes out at fellow Jews and describes sexual scenes from the train to Auschwitz.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner

WATCH: Obama slams Trump at White House correspondents' dinner

U.S. president calls Republican establishment 'incredulous', jokes that Trump's involvement in Miss Universe pageant makes up for minimal foreign policy experience.