Bush also sided with the Israelis on the question of settlements by only referring to the outposts as illegal
Strengthened by the knowledge that they have
It is within this context of the realities of power and of the Israeli strategy of making them even more unfavorable to the victim that the recent assault on the Palestinians must be viewed.
The sealing off of
The European Union urged
The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reported that in 2006 and 2007 the Israeli forces killed 816 Palestinians including 152 minors of whom 48 were children under the age of 14.
The head of the Israel Security Agency Yuval Diskin was quoted as telling the Israeli Cabinet that
As in the past when peace threatens
The ferocity of the Israeli response to the actions of Hamas militantism and the collective punishment imposed on the 1.5 million Palestinians are not only grossly disproportionate responses
Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai recently told Israel Radio that he did not expect the latest sanctions to halt rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that defense officials believed that the Palestinian militants would intensify their attacks in response to the sanctions. Israeli actions
The Israeli strategy for a possible agreement with the Palestinians is clear: If there is to be an agreement it must reflect the superior power of the conqueror not the legitimate rights of the victim.
This reality is openly admitted and debated
In other words they want a Palestinian state that is a vassal reoccupied at a moment’s notice. Imagine if the Palestinians were to ask for reciprocity and insist on the same security guarantees; after all it is the Palestinians-whose lives are shattered by Israeli violence
The helplessness of the Palestinian position was already evident at
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