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  •  I voted "yes" (16+ / 0-)

    While "can" and "will" are obviously two different things, I've been arguing for months with fellow Zionists who are well to my right that Israel's window of negotiating from a position of power is dwindling. Forcing Jerusalem to make the so-called "painful compromises" now, before those compromises become even more painful is probably the only way to save the world's lone Jewish state, short of crimes against humanity or an end to democracy, two things no one wants to see.

    These are the demands and sayings of Lee!

    by Red Sox on Thu May 26, 2011 at 06:18:02 AM PDT

    •  You are absolutely right. (7+ / 0-)

      The time for a deal is now, and the future is very uncertain.

      Unfortunately, no leader really gets credit for avoiding a disaster--simply because they avoided it--it never occurs, and therefore it was never "certain."

      You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife, and you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

      by FrankCornish on Thu May 26, 2011 at 06:24:42 AM PDT

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    •  Meh (1+ / 0-)
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      The only thing that matters is how long the the US is willing and able  to give Israel the unbridled support like it has for the past 30 years.  The US and the American people are more than willing to conduct war on Arabs (Iraq) with little regard for humanity or democracy.  So long as it ends relatively quickly.  Which it did not.  Which is why Americans tire of it.

      As long as the Christian Zionists, and the Pro-Israel Lobby, wield the kind of influence the do in WA, nothing will change.

      It is not a question of how long Israel can put up with the status quo.  It is a question of how long the US can.

      The status quo is where Israel holds most the cards vis a vis the Palestinians. Israel will agree to NO 'peace deal' that reduces their position of strength.  And there is no reason for Israel to give up what they got.

      They get nothing for it.

    •  For once I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      Plutocracy too long tolerated leaves democracy on the auction block, subject to the highest bidder ~ Bill Moyers

      by Lefty Coaster on Thu May 26, 2011 at 11:14:41 AM PDT

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