[Marxism] Jonathan Cook - Palestinians will be the losers – again
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Thu Nov 18 11:49:02 MST 2010
> By Jonathan Cook - 17 Nov 2010
> *Palestinians will be the losers – again*
> clip -
> Watching the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians drag on year
> after year without conclusion, it is easy to overlook the enormous changes
> that have taken place on the ground since the Oslo Accords were signed 17
> years ago.
> Each has undermined the Palestinians’ primary goal of achieving viable
> statehood, whether it is the near-trebling of Jewish settlers on Palestinian
> land to the current numbers of half a million, Israel’s increasing
> stranglehold on East Jerusalem, the wall that has effectively annexed large
> slices of the West Bank to Israel, or the splitting of the Palestinian
> national movement into rival camps following Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza
> in 2005.
> Another setback of similar magnitude may be unfolding as Barack Obama
> dangles a lavish package of incentives in the face of Benjamin Netanyahu in
> an attempt to lure the Israeli prime minister into renewing a three-month,
> partial freeze on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank.
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