Wednesday, October 26, 2005
In July 2005 alone, Israel seized more land in the West Bank than it surrendered in Gaza: it withdrew from about 19 square miles of territory while sealing off 23 square miles of the West Bank.
Israel's continuing land grab is a disgrace. As is the silence from Washington and the European capitals, intimidated as they are by 'the lobby'. Israel's policy shares much with Apartheid-era South Africa's policy of Bantustans, yet receives nothing like the same level of international condemnation.
Ariel Sharon treats the 'Road Map' like toilet paper. His new-found reputation as a 'man of peace' rests solely on the perception that his arch-rival Binyamin Netanyahu would be even worse.