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Normalizing occupation: Syria, Israel and “peace talks”

Posted by uscsjp on June 18, 2008

“…The question that is posed to us by these talks, after all, is not whether we believe in ‘peace,’ but whether we believe that colonization can be peaceable, or that liberation must be peaceful. A rejection of ‘peace talks’ is not a rejection of peace, peaceful processes, diplomacy, or resolutions, but the rejection of the normalization of the status quo, since that is what these talks will affirm. It is worth noting that in the Syrian context, that there has been no open warfare for 40 years, that the only aggression has been instigated by Israel, and thus that there is no obvious pressing military need for such talks…”

Yaman Salahi, The Electronic Intifada, 5 June 2008


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