"Through the political debate taking place within Israel, we discover time and again that many Israelis refuse to reconcile themselves to a basic historical truth, which apparently threatens the sense of national justice many of them were raised and educated with: The Palestinians are natives of this land and have been living here for generations, while the vast majority of Israelis are the descendents (sic) of immigrants who arrived here under various circumstances over the slightly more than past 100 years".
-- Why can JNF land be leased to non-Jewish immigrants, but not to Arabs? by Dror Etkes; Ynetnews, 10 April 2007.
Photo: Protesters dressed as characters from the movie "Avatar" to draw attention to their campaign against the controversial Israeli barrier during a protest by Palestinians, Israelis and foreign activists in the West Bank village of Nilin near Ramallah February 12, 2010. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)