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  •  Sharon Barak & Bibi have systematically destroyed (8+ / 0-)

    the prospects for a viable Palestinian state over the last 16 years. Area E-1 now slated for settlement expansion was merely the last fig leaf covering Israel's naked expansionist colonization project.

    The Two State Solution becomes a less plausible pipe dream with the completion of new settlement unit. I see few prospects for a Two State Solution becoming a reality, so I think a one state solution will be the most likely outcome despite both sides distaste for it.

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Lefty Coaster on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:46:15 AM PST

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    •  I agree with what you say except (2+ / 0-)
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      if we can create International pressure of some sort that really is a wake up call. I say this because of the Apartheid history in S. Africa and how, despite ideological differences, concentration camps, and ethnic cleansing, International pressure eventually did help contribute to some change and at least an end to state-sponsored Apartheid. So I have hope. Not faith. Hope. It will take a strong response though, and I would like to see that from the U.S.

      So far, looking good from the International community in terms of "brisk" response. Let's see what the carry through is. This will keep developing.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:38:56 PM PST

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    •  it's not distaste, LC--it's more of an impossibil (2+ / 0-)
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      ity.  

      Who would broker it?  Who would accept it?  How could it possibly happen?

      •  refering to ignatz uk above, the youngr generation (0+ / 0-)
        the younger generations of West Bankers, who have never known anything except Israeli occupation, who basically accept the reality that Israel and the WB are tied up together, and who therefore see the occupation mostly in terms of their denial of human, political and civil rights.  First and foremost they want equal rights and citizenship.
        I have read many reports of social justice people within Israel who also think on these lines, though they are pressured.

        Also, if many taxpayers like me in USA keep resisting the porkbarrel aid to USA defense industry doubling as military aid to Israel, where West Bank and Gaza are the designated firing range so the equipment and ammunition is used up and needs to be restocked. If that, then Israel government hawkish policies aren't being propped up by USA taxmoney, and maybe will be less hawkish and more for peace.

        The boss needs you, you don't need him. -- France general strike, May 1968

        by stargaze on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:42:31 AM PST

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