Resisting Expansion

“I’m doing what I’m doing now not because I’m in love with Palestinian society, or I’m in love with Yasser Arafat himself,” he said. “Charity is not involved here. I’m doing what I’m doing first of all because I’m a decent human being and, second, because I’m an Israeli and I have an Israeli interest.

“The fact that the Palestinian society is a nice society or is not a nice society has nothing to do with the fact that apartheid should be abolished and occupation has to cease. And Israeli society should make a decision about what kind of a society it wants to become. All those things are true, whether Arafat is a nice person or not. And we are saving our own ass when we are doing what we are doing.”

–Director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch Project, Dror Etkes, in The Forward

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