Apparently telepathic powers are possible on a national level

The Dish’s post. The easy breakdown:

I cannot read Netanyahu’s mind. But I can observe Israel’s actions. They intend to occupy and colonize the entire West Bank

Really? They are depositing new settlements in between the Palestinian population enclaves and the Jordan River?

They are not dismantling settlement outposts? Until those “actions” by Israel take place, I don’t see much evidence for this portrayal of the intention of Israel/Israelis (“they”). So, I must assume that the proprietor of The Daily Dish has some far-reaching telepathic powers — that can glean deep-seated thoughts from millions of coreligionists and their parliamentary representatives.

for ever. [sic]

Another item — they really are piling up — for the high ratio of Andrew’s spelling-typographical-grammatical errors when posting about Israel vs other topics.

They may allow some parceled enclaves for Palestinians, but they will maintain a big military presence on the Eastern border of West Bank,

That was part of Oslo negotiations, a temporary military presence. Apparently, Jordan wants it. I don’t. I think the Jordan Valley is a great place for NATO troops.

and they will sustain this with raw military power and force.

Really, they will sustain “a big military presence on the Eastern border” with “raw military power and force”? That’s a bit tautological.

And what’s the difference Andrew identifies between “raw military power” and “[military] force”? Or, is Andrew just attempting to persuade without a point of argument, but only with … raw rhetorical power and connotative force?

I certainly cannot see any other rationale for their actions these past few years that makes any sense at all. Many Israeli politicians now use the term “apartheid” for this future.

Andrew very recently said that Ehud Barak broke a barrier saying “apartheid” for such a potential outcome … Now he says “many” Israeli politicians now use this term. Whatever’s handy — or rather, whatever appears as the path of least resistance for his torrent of thought.

Actually, the majority of Israeli politicians know that the majority of Israelis reject this possible future, and therefore, know that “they” don’t have these dastardly intentions. (Maybe read a poll, Andrew, instead of polling yourself.)

(Map via Juan Cole.)

“Via,” yes. But it’s not Juan Cole’s map. It’s a well-known group of maps in PLO propaganda. In 1946, these cartographers identify a huge mass as “Palestinian land,” but it’s unsettled land designated “publicly owned” by both British and Ottoman authorities. Neither Jews nor Arabs could buy the property there. In their 2006 map, they identify as “Jewish land” a large eastern area where Jews have not settled — applications for such settlement are regularly rejected — but that an Israeli army patrol might traverse without possessing an arrest warrant.

I would think Andrew would have been able to detect the propagandistic meanings of these maps, since when it comes to national groups, he is more telepathic than Prof. Charles Xavier (and only slightly less bald).

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