Netanyahu “Perplexed” by Notion That Stealing Palestinian Land An Obstacle to Peace

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by Stephen Lendman
Longstanding Israeli anti-Palestinian viciousness makes actions by other regional rogue states look almost mild by comparison.
Netanyahu’s latest remarks showed contempt for Palestinian rights, standard practice for Israel’s most thuggish and lawless ever leader, exceeding Sharonian evil, a menace to Jews and non-Jews alike.
By video message, he criticized Palestinians wanting self-determination entirely free from repressive Israeli occupation, saying:
“The (puppet Israeli-installed) Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There’s a phrase for that. It’s called ethnic cleansing. And this demand is outrageous.”
Fact: Israel is the region’s leading rogue state, run by Arab-hating fascists, Zionist zealots and religious extremists – nuclear armed and dangerous, a threat to world peace.
Fact: Occupied Palestinians and Israeli Arab citizens are prohibited from living in communities Jews want exclusively for themselves.
Fact: Systematically stealing all valued parts of Judea and Samaria Israel wants from itself exclusively for Jews is longstanding policy.
Fact: It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs, ideally all of them ethically cleansed or eliminated by other means.
Self-determination is a universal right. Palestinians are entitled to their own state, free from the Zionist scourge terrorizing them for decades. International law supports them.
State Department press operations director Elizabeth Trudeau responded to Netanyahu’s disgracefully – tepidly without teeth or anything suggesting change in longstanding one-sided US support for Israel’s worst crimes, saying:
“We obviously strongly disagree with the characterization that those who oppose settlement activity or view it as an obstacle to peace are somehow calling for ethnic cleansing of Jews from the West Bank. We believe that using that type of terminology is inappropriate and unhelpful.”
Washington backed Israeli high crimes for decades, both countries partnering in state terror. Trudeau’s remarks were meaningless – saying one thing polar opposite longstanding US policy toward Israel – including supporting its naked aggression, theft of Palestinian land, along with dispossessing its owners and residents toward the goal of an ethnically pure Israeli state.
It commits high crimes against peace daily against defenseless Palestinian civilians – remaining unaccountable after all these years.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.