The Two-State Trap for Israel
Occasionally I get correspondents who wonder why the hell Israel digs in its heels and screams bloody murder and fights tooth and nail against any creation of a Palestinian state. After all, they've got their Great Wall of Palestine now, they've got all the American murder and torture equipment they need, and they have created what amounts to the world's largest open-air prison for the five million hapless Palestinians. Who gives a rat's ass if they install some puppet like Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and let him call himself President of Palestine? Who cares if they graciously allow the Palestinians to live on a postage-stamp sized little piece of their own country?
It's a question of moral brownie points. You see, once Israel concedes that the Palestinians have the right to live anywhere in Palestine, then they are by implication conceding that they have the right to live everywhere, and that the Zionists came in there in 1948 and stole those people's land from them.
The Palestinians are lucky, in a way, that the lazy-ass Jews need them for manual labor like we use Mexicans. Otherwise they all would have been herded onto cattle cars and dumped in the Jordanian desert long ago.