A colonial project supported by us

Rami G. Khouri, The Daily Star, April 4:

It is not clear to most of the world, beyond the hypocrisy-democracy heartland in Tel Aviv and corners of the West, why the Palestinians are asked to show strict compliance with past agreements and a priori formally recognize the enemy before any talks can start, while no such comparable standards are applied to Israel. This is precisely what colonialism is all about – one law for white men and a different, harsher set of rules for the native darker people. It is also why the entire world experienced an anti-colonial revolt in the past century. As Israel is the last active colonial enterprise in the world – and Lieberman lives in a colony of settlers from abroad – it is not so surprising to see the values of colonial discrimination and subjugation applied to the practice of politics and diplomacy when Israel is concerned.

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