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JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY PETER OBORNE IN THE TELEGRAPH

Absolutely, it’s the only way we’ll ever see a just peace.

Israel has no motivation for what the world calls peace or justice.

Israel’s motivation has always been to absorb more of other people’s property minus the inhabitants.

It does this in a slow-motion way, so that there is never an intense crisis raised. Its slow method also assures that the people whose homes it steals can be absorbed elsewhere, rather than suddenly producing millions of refugees.

The entire motivation for the Six Day War was to put Israel in a position to be able to do this.

Slow or not, what has been going on for decades is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and the governments of the U.S. and Britain have tolerated it, along with a brutal occupation of more than forty years which has created vast human misery, and deliberately so to give the unwanted people reason to leave.

Obama made the right sounds originally, but he has been totally silenced by the Israel Lobby at a time when his party’s weakness requires all the campaign contributions it can get. It was exactly that kind of pressure on Harry Truman that got Israel its initial recognition, recognition he had been reluctant to grant.

Readers may enjoy my old piece, still relevant, “The Paradoxes of Israel”:

http://chuckmanwords.wordpress…/

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