→ Now, it’s one thing to present an argument that Israel is a colonial project, but surely intellectuals are supposed to be aware of the phenomenon that others sees things very differently.
Not all opinions are worthy of respect. The Zionist entity is objectively a colonial project whether any particular person sees it as such or not.
→ It’s absurd to imagine that the Jewish public in Israel is going to take seriously a proposal that is based on the assumption of illegitimacy.
Illegitimacy is not an assumption but a fact. And I don’t imagine that the settler-colonial public in occupied Palestine will take the proposal seriously. Of course it won’t.
→ Mr Halper takes into account that the Jewish public probably won’t agree, so in essence the idea is that the plan will somehow be forced on them.
Precisely. The settlers won’t accept it, so it will have to be forced on them.
→ And this is also part of the absurdity of the proposal at hand. It can’t be forced upon the Jewish public.
Why not? Zionist genocidal settler-colonialism was forced upon the Palestinian public.