Re-Thinking the 'Occupation' - 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
    • Ari
    • 09.11.09 | 03:10 (IST)

    How strange is it that, in an age of heightened UN activism and US military ambition that the world zeroes in on Israel's presence in the West Bank as "illegal." Israel should emphasize to the world in its hasbara that the occupation is really A PEACEKEEPING MISSION. No different from Australia's policing role in the South Pacific (ie, East Timor, Solomon Islands), NATO's presence in Kosovo, France's presence in West Africa, South Africa (POST-APARTHEID)'s policeman role in Southern Africa, etc. Israel's presence may not be "UN-approved" or "multilateral," but it serves the IDENTICAL purpose of shoring up a failed state (the PA), protecting persecuted minorities (the Christians from Islamist/Hamas violence), building infrastructure, promoting investment, functioning as a stabilizer, and providing Palestinians jobs. We must look at Israel in COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, for it shares so much in common with so many others across the world.

    from the article: Abbas wants Obama guarantee for East Jerusalem freeze
    First published 00:57 09.11.09 | Last updated 11:15 09.11.09
Haaretz Headlines
Elie Wiesel.
Newly unearthed version of Elie Wiesel's seminal work is a scathing indictment of God, Jewish world

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.

03:47 01.05.16 | 5 comments
Jeremy Corbyn at a pro-Palestinian rally in London, 2014.
Why Britain’s Labour Party has suddenly become synonymous with anti-Semitism

When senior party members spout vile anti-Jewish theories and at the same time insist they are in no way anti-Semites, they truly believe they are not lying.

09:39 01.05.16 | 16 comments
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.

The Yam Gador Nature Reserve in northern Israel, April 30, 2016
Israeli nature spots draw 2 million visitors, tons of trash during Passover holiday

Israel Nature and Parks Authority and Jewish National Fund report increase in number of visitors this year, but the holiday was also marked by fires due to negligence.

12:15 01.05.16 | 0 comments