Formalizing Israel’s Land Grab by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
August 16, 2010

Time is running out for Israel. And the Israeli government knows it. The Jewish Diaspora, especially the young, has a waning emotional and ideological investment in Israel. The demographic boom means that Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories will soon outnumber Jews. And Israel’s increasing status as a pariah nation means that informal and eventually formal state sanctions against the country are probably inevitable.

Desperate Israeli politicians, watching opposition to their apartheid state mount, have proposed a perverted form of what they term “the one-state solution.” It is the latest tool to thwart a Palestinian state and allow Israel to retain its huge settlement complexes and land seizures in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The idea of a single state was backed by Moshe Arens, a former defense minister and foreign minister from the Likud Party, in a column he wrote last month in the newspaper Haaretz asking “Is There Another Option?” Arens has been joined by several other Israeli politicians including Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.


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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).


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5 thoughts on “Formalizing Israel’s Land Grab by Chris Hedges

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  5. Hedges solution to the situation is novel and inventive and it takes care or the West Bank ad Gaza problems; however, it does not solve the problem of land already stolen, nor does it account for the fact that Israel as originally created was carved entirely out of Palestinian land. At this point in time it seems that the Palestinian are content to let Israel exist, now if the Israelis would just be content to let Palestinian’s exist and not be treated as sub-humans’

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