# 1, No peace even if pre 1967 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Leaman
    • 25.01.10 | 07:27 (IST)

    The hatred and distrust are now part of the cultures of Arabs and Israelis. No one expects that the Arabs will keep the West Bank demilitarised for very long once there is some type of evacuation/disengagement. Israel's ex-negotiator is right about the arab position. However, an Israeli evacuation to the 1967 border would create a civil war. It just won't happen, I have visited and know these people in Judea/Samaria. The Israeli's will keep the dialogue going for years and so "facts on the ground" will become relevant. I think there will be some type of partial withdrawal behind the security barrier and the Arabs will not accept this. The other issue is that Israel's demographic is changing. There will be more religious in Israel's population due to their higher birth rate. This will harden attitudes on both sides. It is complicated indeed.

    from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 17:01 25.01.10
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