Thursday, May 2, 2013

On Israeli Checkpoints & Elections

The usual suspects keep peddling the same canards about Israeli oppression. Repeat these myths often enough and they become accepted as fact. But is it really so?

Gatestone Institute's Khaled Abu Toameh weighs in:

It is the Fatah and Hamas leaders, and not Israel, who do not want to see reforms and democracy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But the anti-Israel spokesmen in the U.S., Canada and Europe are not going to let facts get in their way.

Is it true that Palestinians cannot hold new elections because of Israeli security measures?

This is a claim, often made in the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe, is that the Palestinians have not been able to hold new presidential and parliamentary elections for the past five years because of Israeli army checkpoints in the West Bank, and that it will be impossible for the Palestinians to hold new elections in the future so long as Israel maintains checkpoints in various parts of the West Bank...keep reading

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