To Eli in Toronto - Do not compare with Mexico - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Greg
    • 16.11.09 | 20:52 (IST)

    Any comparisons with Mexico show lack of understanding how world works. West Bank territories, settlements , even Jerusalem are not recognized as Israeli territories. Even Israelis call them occupied territories. The rest of the world does not recognize Israel's rights there either. Now, the border with Mexico is absolutely recognized, treaties were signed - it makes no sense to compare the two. What does make sense to compare is hystorical right of... American Indians. Based on Israeli argument, they should be able to walk into any house and declare it being theirs because they were here first - this is the only argument that Israel seem to have for settlements. Even strategic excuse makes no sense now. So if you want agree that Indians can declare Canada their land and you would be OK with that - then let's compare.

    from the article: Netanyahu seeks to foil Palestinian declaration of statehood, again
    First published 02:07 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:42 16.11.09
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