Thursday, January 3, 2008

The land is Palestine

Seven Bedouin flock owners in the Negev who are having trouble making a living have formed a cooperative. "Somebody in the Bedouin Administration once told me that agriculture is for Jews, not for Arabs," said Farhan Shlibi, who is in his 40s. "They don't let us make a living in agriculture and raise flocks. But our goal is to get together and fight this."

From Haaretz. Read it to get a taste of Israeli democracy. And remember that the Bedouins are more integrated in Israel than the other Palestinians. They serve in the army and especially in the frontier guards which is in charge of oppressing other Arabs. Divide and rule, fan internal conflict.

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