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academic and historian

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  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • I would have thought it was fairly clear by now that Israel isn't the slightest bit interested in any long-term truce that will deny them of the opportunity in the future to once again attempt to destroy the enclave in order to fully reoccupy it themselves permanently and to ultimately annex it to Israel. That is what this is all about and has always been about. It has never been about anything else. Same goes for the West Bank. As far as the Zionists of Israel are concerned there will never be a Palestinian state and the ultimate aim is to create a Greater Israel.

  • US is 'pushing privately' on settlements, as reporters point out nothing has ever come of that
    • Of course, the longer this to-ing and fro-ing of the US saying 'we'd prefer you didn't build in the West Bank' and the Israelis saying 'well, we don't care, we're going to build anyway', which has been going on for years without the US getting even the tiniest bit forceful about it, the more it becomes obvious that the US are actually condoning the building. It's equally clear that the only reason the US isn't open about is because world public opinion is actually against what the Israelis are doing in the West Bank.

      It's interesting that recently the Australian government, a close American ally, has changed it's stance about how to refer to the West Bank saying it is no longer 'helpful to say that the West Bank is occupied territory', something I don't believe it would have done without referral to the US on the matter.

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