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    • Rich
    • 08.08.13 | 20:14 (IDT)

    Speaking as a European it's hard to understand what Israel's end-game is here. It almost as if the policy is to slowly expand the scope of the occupation to the point that the rest of the world simply accepts it, and the Palestinians simply give up. Let's face it, the former is very unlikely to happen, and the latter definitely won't happen. Even if you have no moral issues with the occupation (most in Europe do), it simply isn't in Israel's mid/long-term interests to continue with such a policy. It is one which can only lead to increased international isolation, and a weakened national security. I often hear cries of 'antisemitism', but I think we all know that this is simply incorrect in the vast majority of cases. The international community, on the whole, simply believes that it's wrong that Palestinians should be displaced in favour of settlers from an occupying power. Religion / race, has got absolutely nothing to do with it in my point of view.

    from the article: Israel to tell EU: We won't sign agreements based on settlement guidelines
    First published 15:15 08.08.13 | Last updated 15:15 08.08.13
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