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Israel’s Response Loud and Clear
MARSAL COMMENTS: In response to the recent Arab Summit meeting in Jordan, Israel went ahead and approved the building of a new settlement in Palestinian territory. This was the very next day after the end of the Arab meeting! Continue reading “Israel’s Response Loud and Clear”
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE – THE PALESTINIAN LAND CONFISCATION SAGA
Israel reminds me of Sylvester the pussy cat (Puddy Tat) cartoon. He can’t make up his mind whether to gobble up and eat Tweety, the bird, and get whacked on the head by the Little Old Lady’s broom, or wait until a more opportune time appears. In all events, he is set on eating Tweety, but the question is when? Answer: When he can get away with it!
Similarly, Israel, which is built on Palestinian land, keeps expanding by gobbling up and confiscating additional Palestinian properties. The rate of confiscation increases and decreases according to the mood of international public opinion, but more importantly, according to US political pressure. If it can get away with it, Israel will gobble up Palestinian land quite happily. But if US pressure bears upon it, it ceases in appearance, while in reality delaying until an appropriate window pops up. Continue reading “TO BE OR NOT TO BE – THE PALESTINIAN LAND CONFISCATION SAGA”