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Feb 19, 2002 at 10:31 PM

Iraq and Palestine: Two Fronts of the Same WarShared Vision 

There’s a connection between US war plans for Iraq and Israel’s war against the Palestinians. The symmetry of Israeli and US interests is openly talked about by top strategists in the Bush administration. The vision: US control of the Middle East with Israel as the strongest power in the region.

Shared Interests

The US wants control of the land, resources and people of the Middle East. After “liberating” Iraq, the US and its allies would want to be compensated for their efforts with oil revenues and contracts, cutting out their competition. By controlling the world’s second largest oil reserve they’d prevent Iraq, with or without Saddam Hussein, from rivaling Israel for regional domination....

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In the enlightened world it's called robbery

Benny Ziffer, Ha'aretz
May 11, 2007

The discovery of Herod's tomb, or to be more precise a few fragments of dressed stone that one archaeology professor has concluded are the remains of Herod's sarcophagus, have preoccupied television news and magazine programs since Tuesday. Amid the general zeal of the Londons and the Kirschenbaums and their talking-heads colleagues for demonstrating their mastery of the history of the Second Temple period, and to revive debates from their youth movement days over whether Herod was good or bad for the Jews, one important detail was forgotten, or almost forgotten: that the excavation of this tomb of Herod was carried out in occupied territory, where Israel has no moral right to dig and certainly not to remove archaeological artifacts. In the enlightened world, what Israel is doing is called robbery.

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