The Pals can dream on - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GeneG USA
    • 08.12.11 | 12:18 (IST)

    Make all the arguments but ignore that the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, belong to Israel by right of conquest. Yes, there is historical justification too but right of conquest dominates as it has dominated in most parts of the world. The Palestinians that live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are simply tenants living on Israeli held territory. Israel is kind to let the Pals have their wet dreams but the fact is that Israel will always control the territory militarily, will provide the water, will collect the taxes, and try to keep the peace between the Pals and the settlers. Israel will never give up control of its West Bank colony. Who will force it to do so? Certainly not Iran which is headed for the trash heap of history. Certainly not the Arab states, which have only oil, which will be going out of style in 20 years. This is all a game and Israel holds all the trump cards.

    from the article: Hamas demands Palestinian elections be held in East Jerusalem
    First published 01:11 08.12.11 | Last updated 01:11 08.12.11
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