What about Israel’s ‘right of conquest’?

By WND Staff

Featuring WND Editor Joseph Farah, the transcript of a symposium on Israel’s rights to land in the Middle East will run in tomorrow’s edition of WorldNetDaily.com.

Moderated by Jamie Glazov, associate editor of Frontpagemag.com, the panel discusses what moral or legal right Israel has to the so-called “occupied territories.” Farah is joined in the debate by Richard Poe, a New York Times best-selling author and columnist who runs the popular blogsite RichardPoe.com, and Eric Margolis, an international syndicated columnist, author and broadcaster.

Here is a taste of the debate’s verbal fireworks, after a question about whether Israel’s right to conquered land is analogous to the U.S. taking control of Indian land:

Margolis: … So, Israel has every right to … invade and colonize lands of lesser peoples. Didn’t we fight World War II to end such evil notions? This discussion is another sad example of just how far to the extreme right neo-conservatives have gone. America’s treatment of its native peoples was criminal; that does not somehow justify Israel’s oppression and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Farah: Enough name-calling here, Mr. Margolis. I don’t know where you get the idea I am a neo-conservative, but that is a highly inaccurate description of me. I let my ideas speak for themselves. As far as the “lesser peoples” remark, you are obviously suggesting that’s the way people like me feel about the Arabs. Let me give you a news flash: I am an Arab-American. And I am putting my life on the line every day because I feel so strongly that Arabs deserve the same human rights as other people.

Don’t miss the entire debate in tomorrow’s WorldNetDaily.