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  •  Establish a cease-fire. (3+ / 0-)
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    Have it hold while negotiations are put in place to have the PA take control of the border crossings and re-establish their security presence in Gaza.

    These actions will allow an opportunity for Israel and Egypt to lift the restrictions in place on goods being brought into the territory.

    Without such changes I fear the groundhog day status quo will remain.

    "Stay close to the candles....the staircase can be treacherous" (-8.38,-8.51)

    by JNEREBEL on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 10:47:39 AM PDT

    •  Don't kid yourself, JNEREBEL (0+ / 0-)

      Netanyahu may be whispering sweet nothings about the PA today, but he has no intention of satisfying the West Bank on issues of their own sovereignty. The PA understands this and will be of very limited assistance to Israel.

      On July 13, 2014, former Jerusalem Post editor David Horovitz now writing for the The Times of Israelreported on the assurances Netanyahu gave in a press conference in Hebrew two days earlier. According to Horovitz, "He made explicitly clear that he could never, ever, countenance a fully sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank." (link

      Netanyahu's remarks were also covered on July 15 by Jewish anti-Zionist Phillip Weiss on his own website MondoWeiss.

      And, on July 19, Sam Sussman writing for International Policy Digest, reported

      Speaking bluntly in the past three weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has unequivocally ruled out a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech at Tel Aviv University on June 29, Netanyahu announced that any peace agreement would include Israeli military control of the West Bank “for a very long time.” Netanyahu repeated himself on July 11, saying at a Hebrew language press conference, “There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan.”
      But, what has the lily-livered American press reported on this? Crickets.

      The only bright spot is that now, in the Internet age, we don't need them.

      The White House comment line is 202-456-1111. We need a million-person call-in starting now. Tell them to stop the genocide in Gaza.

      by RJDixon74135 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 12:50:14 PM PDT

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