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Monday, June 11, 2007

Beyond Chutzpah

More proof, if any were needed, that Ehud Olmert not only isn't interested in peace with Israel's neighbours, he simply hasn't the faintest clue what peace might consist of, or what Israel's legal obligations are.

To spell it out: yes, of course Israel will return the Golan Heights to Syria. And in return, Syria will: say thank you. The Golan Heights belong to Syria, have always belonged to Syria, and have been illegally occupied by Israel for forty years. To make stupid demands in return for fulfilling its most basic obligations under international law (viz. giving back territory stolen from neighbouring countries) is as though the European Community were to offer not to send any more Jews to gas chambers in return for Ehud Olmert's resignation.

Thieves caught red-handed don't get to make deals about giving back the stolen property, and only the most shameless criminal would think for a moment that he could.


At 11 June, 2007 14:50, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

But, isn't Israel itself basically formed from territory stolen from neighbouring countries?
If people go back historically to justify Israel's existence then what should that overall footprint be? Does that include the Golan as well?
What do you feel should be done with all of the Palistinians in the 'refuge' camps, such as in Lebannon and other countries? Do they have the 'right of return?' Or should they just realize that they will never go back, and thus should change those refuge camps into permanent homes?


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