Warped morals - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stuart Corrigan East of England
    • 05.04.11 | 16:03 (IDT)

    If displacing people in your view is warped morals then you are obviously oblivious to Israeli history. How many demolitions has there been in the West bank and East Jerusalem in recent years to make way for Israeli settlement expansion? Is that not displacing people? The West bank and East Jerusalem are Palestinian lands, go and look at the pre 1967 borders which will fully support this and it was also clearly marked out in the UN Partition plan of 1947. When this plan was implemented many thousands were displaced and ethnic cleansing also took place. If you think it shows a lack of morals to stop building illegal settlements and expanding existing ones on what is the future Palestinian state then I think you may be trying to redefine the meaning of the word 'morals' by your argument. Ask the US and UK about the displacing of the Chagos population in the 1970's so they could have Diego Garcia as an Indian ocean base. 4000 people were displaced over a thousand miles and dumped in the slums of Mauritius. The point I make here is that its not just Israel that displaced people.

    from the article: U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Israel settlement expansion
    First published 06:08 05.04.11 | Last updated 06:08 05.04.11
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