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Henri Bin Mitty

Reader comment on item: "Today Gaza, Tomorrow Jerusalem"

Submitted by henri (Australia), Aug 14, 2005 at 10:59

Walter is willing to debate the Western democratic(?) world's early 20th century unilaterist decisions about the Middle East, but fails to even mention the reason for the confilct.

Lets ignore Balfour, his bowler hat, and any policy approved by the British Government and the Government of the United States in 1917. That has been irrelevant for almost a century.

Walter has never explained the seemingly natural ownership of either the Gaza Strip or the West Bank by Israel in any way shape or form. Whether the retreat or disengagement from Gaza is a defeat for democratic modernity or a triumph for Islamism is neither here nor there.

The Gaza Strip is NOT a part of the State of Israel, never has been since it's creation and should not be in the future.

If brutal murderous terrorist attacks continue from Gaza after the withdrawal, then Israel should wall it off. Nothing in, nothing out.
The final creation of a possibly viable Palestinian State will make or break the phantom of Islam's so-called modernity.

I have no problem with the existence of Israel, but have major problems with it's colonialism based on tribal history and Yawweh's pronouncments.

Walter seems to prefer debating Balfour rather than the question of a Palestinian diaspora which will last for millenia.
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