Do Palestinians actually love Israeli settlements? Matt Eckel has another thought (and debate) provoking post up at Foreign Policy watch that is a must read. Here’s a tiny bit of the setup 4 U:
There’s something genuinely odd, if also perversely internally consistent, in the way certain right wingers look at Israeli-Palestinian interplay. For a reminder of this, I’d recommend Elliot Abrams’ recent post…in which he argues that freezing Israeli settlement growth would be bad for Palestinians, and that Palestinian leaders’ stance on the issue amounts to nothing more than self-destructive posturing…
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the absurdity of this line of thinking, and I suppose it only makes sense if you buy into a few critical assumptions:
Go to the link and read the assumptions — and the entire post.