Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by al Haq, Mar 31, 2010.
Another well-known anti-Semite condemns Israel's behavior.
That's the same France that occupied Algeria and Syria and Lebanon, and, helped destroy the Ottoman Empire during World War I, right?
It's all part of the Big Picture that you keep lying to yourself about:
Israel condemns France for building in Paris.
I condemn the new Bauhaus monstrosity in the courtyard of the Louvre. Along with all the horrible projects in the suburbs of Paris.
The French gave us the 2nd empire style. Now that is style. Bauhouse is still horrible.
The French need to stop building in occupied Alsace-Lorraine.
Apart from all the other obvious contradictions with these attempts at an "Israel = France" analogy, the most glaring is this:
The Geneva Conventions are the cornerstone of international law that determine that Israel's settlements in Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank are illegal. These accords were signed in 1949 - the world's reaction to Nazi imperialism and atrocities against civilians, and the international agreement "never again."
So ironically (and unfortunately for the Zionist rationale,) the State of Israel was a day late and a dollar short - the golden era of colonial expansionism had already come to a close before Israel had enough time to ethnically cleanse the entire land of Palestine and appropriate their territory.
Slavery used to be all the rage, too. Irrelevant.
Unfortunately for you, the Geneva Conventions, as I have already instructed you, are inapplicable as they were adopted to regulate treatment of civilians during warfare and do not apply to lawful Israeli communities...
Israel and the Pallies have not been in a state of war since the signing of the Oslo Accords, which does not prohibit Jewish communities.
Furthermore, Pallies are not signatories to the Geneva Conventions, nor, do they abide by its rules, thus, Israel is not bound by the Conventions. Indeed, Pallies are in flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions in attacking Israeli civilians, fighting out of uniform, establishing military bases within civilian populations and harboring numerous terrorist factions.
Lastly, the Geneva Conventions apply to sovereign states. The West Bank is not sovereign Arab territory. Israel has legitimate claims to the territory, placing the West Bank in dispute, not occupation.
So, you really don't want to even go near the Geneva Conventions.
The only enforceable rule of international law that applies to the matter is the legally binding Palestine Mandate permitting Jews to live anywhere throughout Palestine.
Palestine Mandate, Article 6...
Now, even YOU know.
Unfortunately for you, you don't actually know what colonialism is. You're merely using a buzzword.
Colonialism is the condition of a foreign power establishing a presence in a sovereign state for the purpose of exploiting its labor and stealing its resources.
What foreign power sent Jews to Palestine? Tsarist Russia? Nazi Germany?
Furthermore, Jews did not exploit Arab labor. In fact, the Jewish presence encouraged Arab migration to Palestine to take advantage of economic opportunities fostered by Zionist enterprises. Jews did not steal resources, quite the opposite. Jews enhanced resources in renewing the land in utilizing advanced agrarian techniques and repairing irrigation systems with Jewish capital.
The Arab population expanded 400% as a result of Jewish immigration to Palestine.
Who, again, was colonizing the area?
As for your idiotic allegation of ethnic cleansing, again, a buzzword that you don't actually know the meaning of. Arabs are undergoing a population explosion. In 1948, the Arab population was approx. 60 million. Today, it is 350 million, with projections of 400 million within the next few years.
You really cannot state with any degree of seriousness that a mere 5 million Jews in Israel are ethnically cleansing 350 million Arabs.
Thanks for the laugh, though. LOL
The big picture you are lying to yourself about is that US law recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, adopted October 24, 1995 by a margin of 93 to 5 in the U.S. Senate and 347 to 37 in the U.S. House of Representatives....
Now, you know.
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