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'End the occupation' means 'Ethnic cleansing was OK before 1967' by Jay Knott (11/09/12)       ⇌ (Gilad)       


Some governments and many moderate Palestinian 'solidarity' groups say 'end the occupation!'. They refer to Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the six-day war in 1967. Gilad Atzmon's article rightly criticizes these groups as effectively recognizing the Jewish state, in other words, supporting ethnic cleansing. It means, in effect, saying "the bombing of Gaza in 2008-2010 was a crime, but the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948 was not"

It's not a compromise. It's granting ethnic cleansers and murderers, and their descendants, the fruits of their labor.

The only correct position is: the right to live anywhere in Palestine for anyone born there, whose parents were born there, whose grandparents, etc... one's right to live would be just the same as with any other country. For example, I have the right to live in England or Ireland, but not in Ghana. An Israeli Jew has the right to live in Palestine. So does a Palestinian Arab whose grandparents were kicked out of Palestine in 1948, 1967 or whenever.

Israeli Jews rightly point out that this would mean the almost immediate end of the Jewish state. The gentile population of the new unitary state would outnumber the Jewish population, just as the black population of South Africa outnumbers the white. If Western countries applied the same principles to Jews as they applied to white South Africans, the Jewish state would soon be over.


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