133. Occupied

Voicer David Gitel wonders why, when Jordan took over the West Bank, the area was not called "Jordanian-occupied"? The reason is that Jordan gave the Palestinians full citizenship, a passport and the right to representation. For the West Bank to be called Israeli-liberated," Israel must give the million "liberated" Palestinians exactly what the Jordanians gave them. But Israel doesn't want to do that because it would alter the "Jewish character" of the state. That's racism.

November 29, 1994