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July 19, 2005

As the conflict between religion and the state re-ignites in Israel, this representation of Israeli internal dialog gets to the point:

1. - We keep the settlements

- No, we don't keep them.

2. - We destroy Gaza settlements

- No, we don't destroy them.

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(Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 7/9/05).

The debate is about the Jewish colonialism in the territories. The right are defending the violently established colonial settlements, as the Israeli state begins the withdrawal from the Jewish colonies in Gaza. The process of decolonisation is a familar scenario.

Overlaying this is another kind of violence. Israeli troops, tanks and armoured vehicles have massed, ready for an offensive into the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for the continuing Hamas rocket and mortar salvoes, despite an appeal by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for them to stop.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:01 PM | | Comments (2)
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The analogy is not quite right in relation to the spatial aspect.

Noam,
I'm not sure what you are getting at.Your remark is too cyptic.