Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mondoweiss and "Facts"

Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 War with an official ceremony in an illegal West Bank settlement. This news is a week old, but it has gotten no attention in the United States.

Here is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s declaration eight days ago:

Today the Cabinet will approve a decision about the celebrations to mark 50 years since the liberation of Judea, Samaria [biblical names for the West Bank] and the Golan Heights. We will also celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem...The main event will take place at Kfar Etzion..

...Kfar Etzion is an illegal settlement south of Jerusalem that was rebuilt [sic!] in 1967 because it had been a Jewish town before the partition of the land in 1949, and the site of a massacre of Jews...

A.  Kfar Etzion was built on land purchased. Legally.

B. Yes there is a claim that since "The area called 'Gush Etzion' today is more than 30 times the size of the historic Gush Etzion" there is somehow a fraud.  But Kfar Etzion is Kfar Etzion.

C.  That "massacre"? Perpetrated by Arabs. A day before state declared.

D. The partition? November 29, 1947 and never accepted but rejected by the Arabs.  It never really existed.


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