Thursday, March 30, 2006

War is peace?

Some media comment on the Israeli elections result has presented the victory of Kadima as an advance for peace. Kadimas vision of the west bank is as per map here from the BBC. This hardly looks a viable state, not withstanding American endorsement. Jonathon Hari is right again (as he was earlier):
Ehud Olmert is committed to withdrawing from a few useless over-populated scraps of Palestinian land, and illegally annexing the rest to
Israel forever. This is not a plan for peace but a plan for permanent theft of territory acquired (and forcibly settled) by war. It consigns the only real route to peace – a return to the 1967 borders, and compensation for the Palestinian refuges – to the dustbin of history. Rest in pieces, Palestine.
These are the 'immutable realities' that Colin Rubinstein evokes.


At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Jason said...

It seems faintly ridiculous that Isreal would force Palestine to be a pverty striken mess for the rest of its existence. For a few extra scraps of land Palestine could become vaguely viable and cease being a hotbed of radical dissent.

A few less suicide bombers is a great reward for such a low price.


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