Making the right decision

Ilan Pappe, senior lecturer in political science at Haifa University, Counterpunch, October 27:

“No Israeli government in history, backed by the US, has offered equal rights to the Palestinians, either in Israel or in the occupied territories. Israel has always demanded a Jewish majority and exclusivity in the shared land, while allowing, in the latest peace proposal, an impossible Palestinian state over a fragmented 8% of historic Palestine. More generous Israelis offer a few more percent.

“Snippets of Palestinian territory, reminiscent of South African Bantustans – as the failed Oslo accords have proven – is a recipe for more bloodshed. It will drag the United States even more deeply into an endless conflict – one which could be solved today by embracing the very values Americans hold dear: equal rights and justice for all.”