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If Palestinians were black

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“Palestinian cave-dweller fights Israeli eviction”
November 12, 2009

If Palestinians were black, Israel would now be a pariah state subject to economic sanctions led by the United States. Its development and settlement of the West Bank would be seen as a system of apartheid, in which the indigenous population was allowed to live in a tiny fraction of its own country, in self-administered “Bantustans,” with “whites” monopolizing the supply of water and electricity.
Did they say, “OK, we renounce terrorism? We recognize Israel?”) Yes, exactly. And, they said, “We now declare the State of Palestine according to UN Resolution 242” and some other resolutions in which the land was partitioned between Israel and Palestine specifically. Certain portions were given to Israel, and the so-called West Bank and Gaza portions were given to Palestine, to the Palestinians.
Well, when this was done, Israel waged the war in which they grabbed by force of arms all of the areas of the West Bank and everything that the UN had said that they should give to the Palestinians. And you know the Israelis don’t plan to give it up.
So everybody is now sort of waiting to see what the US is going to do. They know what Israel is going to do! – They’re going to flatly refuse! They always have. All those lies that they told!

Ted Rudow III, MA
California, US

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