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‘Birth pangs’ of the Middle East

June 24, 2009

Netanyahu lecturing the world about ‘peace’ and ‘freedom’ is like Joseph McCarthy lecturing about speech and press rights. Three days ago Netanyahu shed tears for Iranian protesters: ‘They go into the streets, they face bullets.’ When a bullet is aimed at a Palestinian, it doesn’t make a sound for European leaders, whose evaluation of illegal settlements/colonies is matter-of-factly genetic: ‘The Israeli side has told us it refers to development following natural demographic growth. If that means adding a floor to one’s own house after the birth of a child, that is not a problem.’

In a single West Bank settlement/colony alone, Israel will construct at least 300 homes this year ‘in defiance of an American demand that settlement expansion halt.’

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