Arlington VA 22 March 2012
I put some comments on the Beast Blog today. Like the WashingtonPost, they had 'technical problems' so i am putting the same here.
Like so many others, you split hairs to defend an undefensible position. Yes, the Israelis and the Palestinians are both Semites--historically and factually. They disagree on large numbers of issues, among them basic freedoms and rights they have to land that they have held for centuries--long before the migration of the first Jews to Palestine early in the 20th century. It is true that the UN gave what had been Palestine to the Jews--with the provision that a Palestinian State--never created--would also be formed. Instead, large numbers were expelled into Jordan and Egypt and remain expatriots not able to take back the land they legitimately own.
Netanyahu insists that Israel is for Israelis. What about the Palestinian israelis that tilled the land long before. Have they no rights? Should not the UN be able to send in their human rights inspectors to assure that what Israel claims is true.