Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chomsky on Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

The betrayal of Gaza Noam Chomsky

Published 08 November 2010
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The US is vocal about its commitment to peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories — but its actions suggest otherwise.

Palestinian children play near a tent in Ezbet Abed Rabbo area, that was heavily destroyed during Israel's 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip. That the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world's conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, not only is it possible, but there is near-universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognised (pre-June 1967) borders - with "minor and mutual modifications", to adopt official US terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s.
The basic principles have been accepted by virtually the entire world, including the Arab states (which call for the full normalisation

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