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    • Robert Hotchkiss
    • 28.03.12 | 18:49 (IST)

    For years I have vehemently opposed supporters in the United States of Israels behaviour regarding the Palestinians mainly because of the repeated lies they told. I felt like I was being pressured to support a version of reality that just wasn't true. Even before I read this article I have come to the conclusion that those on the left have been lying to us as well. The occupation of Palestinian lands like the Chinese occupation of Tibet, or the Anglo occupation of Manhattan is permanent and unquestioned by anyone who matters. The illusion of a "peace camp" was at one time useful. But now it only serves to pit those on the left in the rest of the world against those on on the left in Israel. It is time for those on the left in the United States to admit that members of the "peace camp" have been lying to us as well. The occupation of Palestinian lands like the Chinese occupation of Tibet, or the Anglo occupation of Manhattan is permanent and unquestioned by anyone who matters. The illusion of a "peace camp" was at one time useful. But now it only serves to pit those on the left in the rest of the world against those on on the left in Israel. It is time for those on the left in the United States to admit that we have been had by our friends of the Israeli left and move on with those issues on which we do agree.

    from the article: Open Letter to Peter Beinart: Boycotting the settlements will not save the two-state solution
    First published 15:40 28.03.12 | Last updated 15:40 28.03.12
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