Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Going Med

I am highly suspicious of the political concept of "Mediterranean" which I see as an attempt to dislocate Arab countries, to create a colonial captive market of culture and commodities, and of course to impose a de facto recognition of Israel -geographically, economically and culturally- within a framework in which Arab countries are in an effective minority, right at their doorsteps.  In this report of the failed Mediterranean water conference in Barcelone, Iman Abdel `Aal suggests that the Israeli want to be recognized as part of the Mediterranean, but only if they are not asked to return the lands and waters they have stolen. Understandably: what would Israel be without what it has stolen?


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