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  •  Are you suggesting a UN peacekeeping force? (0+ / 0-)

    As an outside third party?

    •  More in favor of NATO plus Turkey and Egypt (4+ / 0-)

      Neither Israel nor the Palestinians trust the UN to protect their interests, and with pretty good historic reasons.

      However, Israel can trust NATO because of US involvement, and there are a number of countries in the org. that have shown official sympathy to and support for the Palestinians. Add in Turkey and Egypt who have a good relationship with the Palestinians and not much worse than a cold one with Israel and you've got a coalition.

      However, it is not about peacekeeping. Those countries should be rebuilding the infrastructure and economy of Gaza like the US did in Japan after WW 2. The money should not go through Hamas - they have wasted millions already on graft and corruption - but through someone who can make sure it gets spent for its intended purpose.

      There was actually a column in Jerusalem Post on Friday that made some similar suggestions about the need to completely rebuild Gaza if this cycle is ever going to stop.

      If you believe that ALL criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're an idiot.
      If you believe that NONE of the criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're a fool.
      If you call EVERYONE who criticizes Israel antisemitic, you're just an a$$hole

      by A Gutin Daf on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:03:25 PM PST

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      •  do you know if peacekeeping/monitoring was (0+ / 0-)

        part of the Oslo Accords, or any subsequent tentative agreements?

        I've heard things like international monitoring of holy sites, etc...

        •  I am not sure the Oslo Accords are relevant (0+ / 0-)

          anymore.

          In any case, every version of an accord, agreement, or road map has taken a "kick the can" view on Jerusalem.

          If you believe that ALL criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're an idiot.
          If you believe that NONE of the criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're a fool.
          If you call EVERYONE who criticizes Israel antisemitic, you're just an a$$hole

          by A Gutin Daf on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:37:59 PM PST

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