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Your simple analogy is indeed very useful …

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Submitted by Martin J. Malliet (Belgium), Sep 12, 2018 at 11:11

... to understand why Palestinian propaganda is so unbelievably successful. Because it is so unbelievably dishonest. In reality, the Zionist project was a political project, not a house-squatting project. Here one could use the analogy with the Belgian project of 1831 to establish Belgian state sovereignty over the southern part of the Netherlands. As with the Zionist project, it was never about squatting other people's houses. Unlike with the Zionist project however, because the Northern opponents of the project did not really start a war, nobody had to flee either. Another difference with the Zionist project is, of course, that the Belgians were already all there. Whereas the zionist Jews wanted to immigrate into Palestine in large numbers, causing quite some foreseeable unpleasant changes for poor Arab peasants, who saw large tracts of land being sold by their landowning class to more productive Jewish immigrants. However, buying land is not the same as squatting land. That's what your simple analogy is missing. And that's also the lie at the basis of Palestinian propaganda. From which follows the lie that their war against Israel is a form of legitimate resistance against occupation. When it is in fact an unjust war. And consequently a crime against humanity.

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