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"Netanyahu's Colonial Project". Appropriation of All Palestinian Lands. Israel's P

•, By Philip Giraldi

Israel's plan to expand into an Eretz or "Greater" state incorporating large chunks of its neighbors' land starts with eliminating the pre-1948 inhabitants of a place once known as Palestine.

That nearly all of those who think of themselves as Palestinians must be killed or otherwise removed is perhaps reduced to an aphorism, like "Israel has a right to defend itself," to absolve the Israeli state and its rampaging army of any guilt in the process. Indeed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ability to avoid any serious consequences for his behavior is remarkable, and it generates further atrocities that might have been unimaginable when the fighting in Gaza started back in October.

Al Jazeera has reported how Netanyahu is now pushing ahead to formalize what has been referred to as the "colonial project," whereby "the appropriation of all Palestinian Lands will follow on… the outright exclusion of the Palestinian people from their homeland." Bibi said in a speech to supporters that

"These are the basic lines of the national government headed by me: The Jewish people have an exclusive and unquestionable right to all areas of the Land of Israel. The government will promote and develop settlement in all parts of the Land of Israel — in the Galilee, the Negev, the Golan, Judea and Samaria."

Journalist Patrick Lawrence, writing at Consortium News, recently described how "Israel's savagery in its determination to exterminate the Palestinians of Gaza — and we had better brace for what is next on the West Bank of the Jordan — marks a turn for all of humanity. In its descent into depravity the Zionist state drags the West altogether down with it." Indeed, and the United States of America is the foremost great power to be reduced to the status of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Jewish state, unable to advance its own interests when confronted by the juggernaut of the so-called Israel Lobby and associated Jewish and Zionist-Christian organizations that have corrupted and controlled American foreign as well as select domestic policies.