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Land Israel wants is declared unauthorized and illegal. Longtime residents are displaced. Homes and property are demolished. What once was no longer exists. It began in 1948. It never ended.

A Ramallah bypass (Route 60) road sign explains much. Givat Asaf outpost overlooks the junction of three Palestinian villages. Their traditional route has been blocked for years. Jews only get easy passage. The road heads to Beit El settlement. The sign says:

"We're home. Here in Beit El 3,800 years ago, the Land of Israel was promised to the Jewish people by the Creator of the Universe. By force of this promise, we sit today in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Shiloh and Hebron."

Extremist Jews most of all believe this rubbish. Deeds and other documents justify nothing. Palestinian rights don't matter because they're Arabs. They're to be used and abused, not respected.

Hass said the sign in question was erected five years ago. "(W)ouldn't it have been proper (now to say) 3,805 years ago, the Creator of the Universe ordered us to prevent the residents of (three Palestinian villages) from sowing their wheat and tending to their olive trees?"

Right over might wouldn't have stolen their land in the first place with more ahead planned.

A Final Comment

On August 24, a largely one-sided New York Times debate asked "Has Support for Israel Hurt US Credibility?" Seven opinions followed. None explained what's most important. Rule of law issues were avoided. 

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Criticism wasn't strong enough. Condemnation of wrongs can't be compromised or softened. Touching the right nerves has to draw blood every time. A little isn't enough. Pour it out until it's bled dry. Fighting a beast requires slaying it. Times debaters fell short. 

Two explained what everyone needs to know. They stopped short of full disclosure. The others weren't worth the pages they were printed on. Some were embarrassing. 

Contributors avoided major issues. They lied for Israel, hung Arabs out to dry, and championed a destructive US/Israeli relationship. They should have condemned it forthrightly.

Perhaps they know little about longstanding Israeli lawlessness or won't say. Their readers won't find out without learning on their own. Coverup and denial lets abusive practices continue. 

What's worse than potential nuclear war if Israel and/or America attack Iran? Contributors didn't explain.

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Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"

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