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  •  This whole tragedy (19+ / 0-)

    it now appears can be resolved if this administration simply digs its heals in on settlement construction.  

    At worst it will bring down this right wing government in Israel and at the same time bring down the right wing government of Hamas in Palestine.

    It is likely to clear the way for a peace accord between Israel and the whole Arab world and with the Palestinians.

    There are really two Israels one of which is involved in expanding settlements. There is also another Israel that hates settlements and values peace.

    There are also two Palestines. The right in Palestine is strengthened by ongoing settlement expansion. hamas will simply evaporate into small groups of gangs and thugs that can be mopped  should a possibility of peace emerge.

    "As president I will recognize the Armenian genocide." Barack Obama

    by palestinian professor on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 09:42:18 PM PDT

    •  Nah. (3+ / 0-)
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      deaniac20, oldskooldem, canadian gal

      Anyone who allows the building of a mere 20 apartment units in E. Jerusalem, or building within existing settlements near the green line, to get in the way of negotiations, is obviously not really interested in negotiations.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. - Mr. Carlson

      by Karmafish on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 09:46:58 PM PDT

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    •  do you really think they could simply evaporate (2+ / 0-)
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      afterwards if they were not included in the process? what if they don't? what if by isolating them they become more solidified. wouldn't they be more likely to evaporate by absorbing them into the process prior to negotiation?

      i suppose one could apply the same standards to the settlers. who could imagine ousting them w/no accommodation for where they would end up.

      i really value your views on this issue since you are there and palestinian. i am also concerned because of gaza's future standing. i read a report from yesterday that a resident of WB was picked up and deported to gaza and the only explanation was because he was born there. and the recent talk of releasing prisoners in an exchange but israels condition was that they be dumped in gaza. i am just not convinced of the feasibility of any peace if hamas is expected to evaporate down the road at some point without a plan. 'mopping' them up? what would that look like?

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