How mattered less than doing it. In 1947-48, Israel expelled or slaughtered about 800,000 Palestinians. It destroyed 531 villages, as well as 11 urban areas in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, and elsewhere.
In June 1967, it removed or killed another 200,000. Twenty or more additional West Bank villages were partially or totally destroyed. It was done "to obliterate the Green Line."
Israel "encouraged" Palestinians to flee. They terrorized them to move east of the Jordan River. Thousands who tried returning home when fighting ended were called "infiltrators."
Hundreds were killed trying. Women and children were treated like men. Many were buried in mass graves.
Israel never intended to return stolen land and doesn't now. It wants more. It wants all valued parts of Palestine. It wants Jewish exclusivity.
It "prefer(s) land to peace." It disguises its real intentions. It says one thing and does another. It's operates this way throughout its history. Lying is official policy. So is subterfuge.
It wants Arabs marginalized and ethnically cleansed. Slow-motion genocide is policy to achieve it. Peace is anathema.
Palestinians never had a legitimate partner. Israel never missed an opportunity to spurn what it won't tolerate.
Brussels-based European Friends of Israel (EFI) calls itself "a political initiative which aims to improve the overall relationship between the European Union and Israel."
Parliamentary national/Israeli friendship groups from all 27 EU states are involved. EFI's purpose is political. Israeli needs and objectives are prioritized. Reality is suppressed to further them.
After decades of inflicting death, destruction and human misery on a scale few other countries can match, EFI declared Israel a "world humanitarian leader."
It shocks how it subverted truth. Willful deception substitutes. It called the region's most ruthless terror state a caring and liberal country.
On January 23, it plans a conference titled "Humanitarian aid - Israel as a world leader."
It turned truth on its head. It said Israel has "aid teams posed to respond in the wake of natural or man-made disasters anywhere in the world."
It creates enough of them on its own. It doesn't give a damn about humanitarian needs at home or abroad. Claiming so is willful deception. Propaganda, myths, lies, and damn lies substitute for truth.
It's been America's way for generations. It's Israel's way since stealing 78% of historic Palestine in 1948 and the remainder in 1967.