BEIRUT TO BOSNIA: THE ROAD TO PALESTINE PART 1 OF 3
The Road to Palestine examines the displacement of Palestinians by Zionist immigrants and Jewish refugees, depicting the plight of refugees on both sides of the religious, historical, and ideological divide.
Also, Robert Fisk looks at the rise of Hamas (the PLO fundamentalist group in Gaza).
"Palestine" - the inverted commas are more important than ever today - and its own act of democracy. Of course, the Palestinians elected the wrong people, Hamas, and had to suffer for it. Democratic Israel would not accept the results of Palestine's democratic elections and the Europeans joined with America in placing sanctions against the newly elected government unless it recognised Israel and all agreements signed with Israel since the Camp David accords of the 1970s.
Even when Ariel Sharon was staging his withdrawal of 8,500 settlers from Gaza last year, he was shifting 12,000 more settlers into the West Bank, and George W Bush had effectively accepted this illegality by talking of the "realities" of the Jewish settlements still being enlarged there.
And that was the end of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 upon which the "peace process" was supposed to be based - Israeli withdrawal from territories occupied in the 1967 Middle East war, in return for the security of all states in the area.
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