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  •  Not meaning to be condescending. (0+ / 0-)

    Ok but, why is Israel going to negotiate with people that want to destroy it? I am not being condescending - I am telling you what I think will get negotiations going. All I can tell you is that this is what is going to get the ball rolling - and support from the Peace movement and American Jewry and the Israeli left is only going to come under those auspices.

    It is time for all of us to step back from our pride and sit down and talk.

    I appreciate that you can see my meaning.

    •  Look at the Palestinian perspective. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ptah the Great, callmecassandra

      Over 1300 Palestinians were killed just a few months ago, most innocent civilians, many, way too many children.  Humanitarian aid is still being blocked from entering Gaza.

      Do you expect resistance to stop under conditions that Israel has created under occupation?  Totally unrealistic. It would be political suicide.  Palestinians have no other voice.  

      With international pressure in the form of sanctions, boycott and divestiture against Israel and American conditions on military aid, you will see Palestinian peace movements get traction.   But to pre-condition negotiations on Palestinians being peaceful is allowing yourself to be blind to the terrors of the occupation.  

      The three hardest tasks in the world...: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong". Sydney J. Harris

      by soysauce on Thu May 14, 2009 at 12:23:28 PM PDT

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