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With over 200 settlements inside Palestinian Territory there is no longer hope for a two state solution, nor a one State Israel. What were they thinking?

Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

In yesterday’s HaAretz, leading Israeli political columnist (and national treasure) Akiva Eldar wrote about a dicey Palestinian decision to call on the UN to investigate Israel’s West Bank settlements (about which I wrote here, if you’re looking for a brief primer) — his point boiled down to: Such a gambit is simply not likely to pay off for the Palestinians, and then what?

However, on his way to making that point, he also happened to sum up, almost incidentally, the last decade or more of Israeli behavior on the West Bank, which in turn boils down to: They do whatever the hell they want, no matter what.

To wit:

Why would a rational person think a UN probe into the settlements would lead to any other results than those the results of the [2001] Mitchell Report, which recommended that construction be completely stopped and that outposts be…

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3 Responses

  1. Absolutely. I have been to the West Bank as well as Israel, and agree!

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  3. […] On the West Bank, Israel does whatever it wants. (marywperry009.wordpress.com) […]

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