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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

No state here

A headline in today's Sydney Morning Herald reads: "Sharon may be ready to accept an independent Palestinian state":

"The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, would turn over more territory to the Palestinians and accept an independent Palestinian state if elected to a third term, according to a draft platform of Mr Sharon's Kadima party released yesterday."

Sharon has not become a peace-maker, however. His definition of a Palestinian state is both inadequate and contradictory:

"But it still falls short of Palestinian demands, as Mr Sharon wants to keep control over all of Jerusalem, and has said he wants to retain large blocs of West Bank settlements. Yesterday Israel announced plans to expand two settlements there despite a ban on such construction in the US-led plan for peace with the Palestinians."

While West Bank settlements continue to expand and checkpoints make life next to impossible for many occupied Palestinians, the SMH headline-writer clearly needs to read more widely than the syndicated news feeds.


Blogger neoleftychick said...

You have to hand it to the "Palestinians." What cheek! As if they have any legitimate right to make "demands." They should thank their lucky stars that it was Israel they were dealing with post-WW2. Any other nation would have sent the "Palestinians" packing decades ago!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:48:00 am  
Blogger orang said...

Put collective guilt and a bunch of self haters together... What are ya gonna do?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 5:31:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

Looks like the SMH has embedded "journalists" also. - "Sharon may be ready to accept an independent Palestinian state". Wow, the Pali's must feel especially blessed, the great man may be ready to accept...

"The 77-year-old was released from hospital last Tuesday and remained at home for several days. Doctors said he was fit and would make a complete recovery."

Only the good die young.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 6:13:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

So much for you. Unfortunately, there has never been a "great" man on the Palestinian side.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 12:08:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

If you count terrorists and war criminals, then both Israel and Palesitine are one a piece.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:31:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Not so.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 4:29:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav said...
"Not so."

Yet another stunning scholarly rebuttal.

Sunday, January 01, 2006 11:35:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Took you 4 days to troll this thread? Eddie, are you still drunk? Nothing better to do and your hand has blisters?

Monday, January 02, 2006 4:00:00 am  

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