Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Comment at Jessica Montell's Latest

I commented:

Jessica writes: "...the local population, i.e. the Palestinians" but (a) there are Jews there too and we aren't yet "Palestinians" and in fact, neither are they. They are Arabs, Arab residents in the territory of the former Mandate for Palestine. If you want to be consistent, Jordanians are 60% or more Palestinians. And then all of Israel's Arabs are Palestinians? Afetr all, there really isn't a country called Palestine. Yet, if at all.

(b) since Jews were there until ethnically cleansed during the Mandate period (from Hebron, Gaza, Nablus/Shchem, etc.) and during the 1948 war (Gush Etzion, Atarot, Neveh Yaakov, Bet HaAravah), certainly they also have needs which should be addressed.

(c) the League of Nations, in a decision of international law, awarded to the Jewish people the right that their close settlement on the land should be faciltiated on state and waste lands.

So, should not B'tselem care for and work for the human rights of...Jews?

Or is that too clannish?


1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

Not politically correct or fascistic enough!!