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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Obituary politics

In an earlier post, I reported on the death of longtime Land of Israel activist and Knesset member Hanan Porat z"l (of blessed memory). Note the following from the obituary appearing in the New York Times (Hat Tip: Mrs. Carl via Rona M).
He also played a crucial role in building a Jewish settlement in the heart of the West Bank Palestinian city of Hebron, where the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs are said to be buried.

Mr. Porat was a child of the kibbutz Kfar Etzion, which is on land that was later won by Jordan during Israel’s 1948 war of independence. He re-established the community after the 1967 Middle East war, when the land was conquered by Israel.


The Etzion bloc is one of the large West Bank settlement blocs that Israel wants to keep in any deal with a future Palestinian state. One reason many Israelis consider it theirs by right is that it had been settled by Jews before 1948.
Well, at least the last sentence I emphasized is correct. Do you think that the Times has an agenda or something?

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