Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4193 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
Israel uses Hitler picture to sell its settlement expansion
Foreign minister orders diplomats to circulate photo ahead of discussions with President Obama's envoy
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's foreign minister, has triggered fresh controversy by urging diplomats abroad to use a 1941 photograph of a Palestinian religious leader meeting Hitler to counter protests against a planned Jewish settlement in Arab East Jerusalem.
Victrola From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2125 times:
Quoting YOWza (Reply 9): This is a shit idea and will backfire.
The whole settlement idea was a stupid idea. In fact, the more settlements the Israelis establish the less likely the West Bank and East Jerusalem can ever be separated from Israel. This will leave one country from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river, with a soon to be, if not already, majority Arab population.
If Israel wishes to survive as a Jewish state, it will have no choice but to expel the Arabs, or abandon any territory with an Arab majority and to concentrate Jewish population in a smaller area to assure a Jewish majority.
Even if Israel were to go back to its pre 1967 boundaries, it would still have an Arab population that is expected to approach around 30% in the coming years.
The way demographics are playing out in this region, the long term outlook for Israel does not look good. The settlements are making it even worse.