Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Israeli Settlements

NPR Morning Edition discussed the Olmert plans for Israel's border which as Michele Kelemen noted will include "removing some settlements and bolstering some which Israel plans to keep." Could NPR just once include in their reports that these "settlements" are criminal, and are recognized as an international crime by almost all people in the world (except the governments of Israel and the US). They are colonies in foreign territories seized in war. Their construction and maintenance also involve "ethnic cleansing" for which NATO bombed Serbia--remember? How could any listener have an educated opinion of the Israel-Palestine conflict when such basic information is withheld again and again?

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