10 January 2010

Imposing Middle East Peace

Artikel in The Nation van rabbijn Henry Siegman, de voormalige directeur van het American Jewish Congress en van de Synagogue Council of America. Tegenwoordig is hij directeur van het U.S./Middle East Project van de Council on Foreign Relations, en onderzoeksprofessor aan de Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Israel's relentless drive to establish "facts on the ground" in the occupied West Bank, a drive that continues in violation of even the limited settlement freeze to which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu committed himself, seems finally to have succeeded in locking in the irreversibility of its colonial project. As a result of that "achievement," one that successive Israeli governments have long sought in order to preclude the possibility of a two-state solution, Israel has crossed the threshold from "the only democracy in the Middle East" to the only apartheid regime in the Western world. (lees hele artikel)

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