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It's the Occupation, Stupid

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It covers land the size of Delaware. It's out of sight and mind to most people. Headlines don't explain. Anything Israel does is OK no matter how lawless, disturbing, and harmful. Palestinian resistance is called terrorism.

Symbols matter. Lies become truths. Israel's winning the battle for control over every square dunum it wants. Palestinians are marginalized and denied. Who cares about unwanted people? They're forgotten out of sight and mind.

Palestinians thought Oslo granted them 22% of historic Palestine. Instead they got a 10% no-state solution at best. Once Israel steals all parts of Judea and Sumaria it wants, they'll have canonized rump state isolation without sovereignty on worthless scrubland.

Control over their own land, air, resources, or borders is denied. Drilling for fresh water is verboten. Challenging Israeli authority risks injury, imprisonment or death. 

It's the occupation, stupid. Israeli intransigency perpetuates it. Freedom remains an unfulfilled hope. It springs eternal. Maybe next time.

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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