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Down with Helvetian imperialism!

8 September 2009

One of my pet peeves about discussion of Israel among left-wingers is the prevalence of the idea that the Jewish state is an illegitimate entity that should be eliminated, not just compelled to yield territory to a Palestinian state. Even if we assume for the purpose of argument that every complaint about the morality of Zionism is true, it would prove that Israel as a nation-state is born in sin, as it were—and similar complaints can be made about every other nation-state on this planet. (If you say “all those other countries committed their founding war crimes long long ago, before the international community even recognized them as such,” then I will respond with one word: “Serbia”.)

So I guess I have to give props to Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, Revolutionary Leader of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, for his proposal to break up Switzerland:

Gaddafi first mentioned the idea of dismemberment during the G8 summit in Italy in July. Switzerland “is a world mafia and not a state”, he said, adding that it was “formed of an Italian community that should return to Italy, another German community that should return to Germany, and a third French community that should return to France”.

Note that Gaddafi has also endorsed a single binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine rather than the status quo or a two-state solution.

via Lawyers, Guns and Money