04/17/2011

Washington supports ethnic cleansing plan

Israel’s ethnic cleansing plan

Since 2001, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and leader of Israel’s far right party, Avigdor Lieberman, proposes to establish four townships in the occupied West Bank, hermetically sealed, which would be grouped the Palestinians. He sees it as a solution for the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are more than one million, to move the vast majority of the group in tightly closed, self-administered areas.
Thus would arise a State ethnically homogeneous from the Mediterranean Sea until the Jordan, sheltering in its midst Palestinian “Bantustans”.

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Washington supports ethnic cleansing plan

November 15, 2010 – ’U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.’

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Ethnic cleansing is a sub-type of population cleansing, one that involves the forcible removal of members of an ethnic group from a particular locality. In terms of the orientation and motivations of its perpetrators, and their interactions with victims, it is conceptually difficult at times to demarcate entirely satisfactorily ethnicity, religion, nationality, and culture in connection with forced population movements. Many of the underlying factors associated with ethnic cleansings are common to the motivational, etiological and interactive contexts of other types of cleansings, as in those where the demarcation lines are drawn on the basis of religion, culture or nationality. Similarly, ethnic cleansings can be associated with other policies designed to disempower and discriminate against targeted populations, in some instances being associated with mass killings, rape and torture. In extreme instances these policies shade into genocides.
http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/ethnic_cleansing.htm

Posted by: Jan Boeykens | 04/17/2011

During World War II Germany engaged in an abortive demographic experiment, transferring Volksdeutsche from recently conquered areas to that part of Poland annexed to the Reich, the Warthegau, and banishing Poles, both Christians and Jews, to that part of Poland known as the General Gouvernement, in the quest for an ingathering of all racially pure Germans to the Reich. Although the policies were never fully implemented due to the containment of German advances on the eastern front, by October 1941 some 1.3 million Christian and Jewish Poles had been relocated eastwards, whereas some 1.25 million Germans from Eastern Europe and the Reich had been resettled in their place.
http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/ethnic_cleansing.htm

Posted by: Jan Boeykens | 04/17/2011

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