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Constructing the original sin

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“Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far greater import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land”. (Arthur James Balfour, British Secretary of Foreign Affairs, August 11, 1919, cit. by Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage, p. 36; footnote #15, p. 234) 
Note that, in Balfour’s view, the “ancient” land of Palestine did not belong to the Arabs who constituted the majority of its population; these Arabs just happened to inhabit the country at that moment in time, and they did not have lofty “traditions”, “needs” or “hopes” like the Jews; by contrast, they had the far baser “desires and prejudices”. (Ibidem, p. 37)

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October 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

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Awareness

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Between 150 and 170 nations out of the 193 UN member states will vote in favor of the Palestinian status upgrade at the UN.
On the Jerusalem Post a sickening remark: “Such an upgrade could nevertheless be uncomfortable for Israel. Being registered as a state rather than an entity would mean the Palestinians could join bodies such as the International Criminal Court and file complaints against Israel for its continued occupation”.
Who says thugs and madmen don’t know to be as such?

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October 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Orders

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They will say they were only performing orders. Orders turned into errors, or misunderstandings, or side effects. All “born of war, not by design.” Just avoiding to call those side effects with their name: crimes. The bad apples, whimpering from a barrel long since corrupted in its inmost depths, will try to put the blame – once again – upon the worm that was not there.

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October 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Posted in War

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