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    • zeev
    • 26.02.07 | 14:03 (IST)

    "Why can't Jews live in a mostly Pals populated area? Arabs live in Israel. " (Am Yisrael Chai) That is a very old question. And a very idiotic one also. And there are several reasons for that. The first one being that these "Arabs who live in Israel" have not been forced on the Jewish population by a foreign occupation army. Another one is that these "Arabs who live in Israel" are not only Arabs, they are also Israeli citizens, who vote for the Knesset and pay Israeli taxes, whereas not one of the settlers in the occupied West Bank (which is what you are bashfully calling 'a mostly Pals populated area') is of Palestinian nationality. "the land belongs to us" (Am Yisrael Chai) This point too, is as idiotic as your first one. The Land does indeed belong to us, Jews, for a very long time. And it has stayed ours under the Romans too, the Byzantine Greeks, the Persians, Seljuks Turks, Frank and Norman Crusaders, the Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes, the Turks, the British, and under the Jordanians too. This is what my father told me, and what his father told him. It is ours, no matter the colours of the uniforms. Has nobody told you that yet? So why should Hebron and the West Bank cease to be ours under the Palestinians too? To justify a 40 years old occupation of a foreign and stateless people, you better find something else.

    from the article: Peace Now report: 21 settlements annex land from nature reserves
    First published 00:00 26.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.02.07
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