The demand too far that proves the lie - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 14.10.10 | 13:08 (IST)

    The aim of the talks, according to Netanyahoo, is two states living peacefully side by side. By its definition, a state has sovereign rights over its land, borders, air space, citizenry and the defence of the same. Palestine cannot be a sovereign state if Israel demands the right to station IDF troops and border guards there, maintain EW bases and control the airspace. Can you imagine India demanding that it be allowed to station troops and control the air space in Pakistan or Sri Lanka, or Iran demanding the same in Iraq and Bahrein? It is such an inversion and undermining of what sovereignty and statehood mean, even the feeble, pliable USA would not be able to vote for that one. It demonstrates all too clearly that Israel has no intention of Palestine becoming a sovereign neighbour living in peace, it views it as a colony to be exploited, bullied and dictated to. Trouble is, colonies are well out of fashion these days, have been for over half a century. I underlines that Israel is talking about, not a sovereign Pal state, but a puppet province, a sort of Slovakia under Hitler. This nonsense from Regev must be firmly resisted by the world community and the back-sliding USA. Security forces are not needed on the Jordan, there is no military threat and the PA battalions are perfectly capable of intercepting and dealing with smugglers, illegal aliens, terrorists etc. It is ideal terrain for electronic surveillance and easy to intercept anything that even steps over the border. No one should give Israel's pretendy security concerns one iota of credibility, for they have none - this demand is POLITICAL in nature and solely to do with Israel's refusal to give up its imperial and expansionist control from the sea to the river, that weary old Zio land quest that so many brainwashed Israelis still subscribe to.

    from the article: Israel could reconsider presence in Jordan Valley
    First published 16:52 13.10.10 | Last updated 16:52 13.10.10
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