The occupation of the West Bank has very little do with security and everything to do with ideology. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 28.12.12 | 12:05 (IST)

    Stealing someone else's land can never engender peace. Returning that land to its rightful owner would at least remove a just causus belli, provide Israel with internationally recognised borders and provide it with much-needed international support. How often does one hear the settlers talk about being entitled to occupy the West Bank because it is part of Greater Israel as defined in the bible or because of historical ties. All the time. How often does one hear the settlers say they are there to enhance Israel's security. Rarely. If Israel needs to be present in the West Bank for security reasons it has an army to achieve that. It does not need to move hundreds of thousands of ultra-nationalists and religious fundamentalists onto the land.

    from the article: No more wagging the American dog
    First published 02:06 28.12.12 | Last updated 02:06 28.12.12
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