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Waging War on Palestine

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A Final Comment

On November 29, the world spoke. The dust so far hasn't settled. Rogue states won't let it. Nor will media scoundrels.

Rupert Murdoch is perhaps the worst. His worldview reflects demagoguery, peudo-journalism, political power, villainy, neoliberal harshness, warmongering, and disdain for what matters most to most people.

Opinions expressed throughout his media empire affirm his own. Others aren't tolerated.

He's a malignant force against the majority's general welfare. He's hard-right, pro-business, pro-war, anti-populist, and a virtual voice for rightwing extremism. 

He's a force for evil, not good. He's also a longtime pro-Israeli stalwart. He received numerous awards from Jewish organizations for supporting decades of Israeli lawlessness.

His Wall Street Journal reaches opinion-makers. On December 1, it ran a disgraceful anti-Palestinian editorial. It headlined "The Palestinian Mirage," saying:

"It was no accident that (Abbas) chose November 29 to seek" upgraded UN status. "November 29 is the 65th anniversary" of the 1947 UN Partition Plan. 

It granted 56% of historic Palestine to Jews. At the time, they had one-third of the population. Palestinians got 42%.

Jerusalem was designated an international city (a corpus separatum - separate body) under a UN Trusteeship Council. 

Jews accepted Resolution 181, said the Journal. Palestinians rejected it for good reason. Journal editors didn't explain. They omit what's most important. They support wrong over right. Murdoch tolerates nothing less.

Israel got more than just 56%. It got Palestine's most fertile land. It also got nearly all urban and most valued rural areas. Palestinians were disgracefully cheated. They had no right of appeal.

Had they accepted a bad deal, their own "state would be as old as Israel is today." It would have more than 22% of original Palestine, claimed Journal editors. 

They omitted explaining Israel's genocidal war of independence. 

They said nothing about June 1967. Israel wanted 100% of historic Palestine and got it.

Palestinians erred, claimed the Journal. They and other "Arabs sought to murder Israel in its crib by invading it."

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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Well, much to my surprise, I woke up to the news t... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:43:30 AM