This propaganda from Israeli ambassador to the UN Michael Oren will run in Thursday's NY Times. I only wish I had the time to give it the thorough deconstruction it deserves. Three points up front:
- Since when did the Balfour Declaration achieve the status of international law?
- Oren talks of the millions of Palestinians "residing" outside Israel. No mention of how the Zionist forces terrorized and intimidated them into leaving in 1947-48? Or of the subsequent occupation and colonization of the West Bank and Gaza (and the Golan) since 1967?
- Is it internationally agreed that the Jewish people comprise a "nation"?