Friday, November 17, 2006
Security the Excuse, Transfer the Goal
The New York Times sends a photographer and a reporter for two days to the West Bank to report on the chokingpoints that are ruining Palestinians lives. They come back with one photo and an article that profusely quotes Israeli officials who justify these hellish internal borders with their usual "security" arguments. At no point does the reporter examine this b.s. security propaganda.
What these chokingpoints do is just that: choke. They choke the Palestinian economy so people can't make a living and just leave. So security is the excuse, transfer is the goal.
On another note: I think the Palestinians should have taxi drivers as their national heros. Those guys are amazing.