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Monday, March 12, 2007


Israel's "right to exist"

It's been said before, but rarely said more clearly, than in this response by Saree Makdisi to a Los Angeles Times editorial. This is just the lead-in:
Consider, for example, the editorial in The Times on Feb. 9 demanding that the Palestinians "recognize Israel" and its "right to exist." This is a common enough sentiment — even a cliche. Yet many observers...have pointed out that this proposition, assiduously propagated by Israel's advocates and uncritically reiterated by American politicians and journalists, is — at best — utterly nonsensical.
Read the rest for the explanation of that claim.

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