Hi Moshe, Israel has crushed and occupied and reoccupied the Palestinians many times. But the resistence still hasn't gone away. I think that part of the problem has been a lack of a unified Israeli vision, other than an abhorrence of the violence. Even now, Israelis are divided on who owns what, who should have sovereignity where, and what are the rights of the occupied. In post war Japan, these questions had clear answers. In the current situation, the Israeli government does not even know the answers. I'm of the opinion that you cannot wage war on a tactic, only on people. Ultimately, the only way to defeat the tactic is to remove what brought it into play in the first place; give those using the tactic a reason to see an end. It is possible that the unilateral moves Israel is planning will provide the vision for both sides. But I doubt that resistance will end until Palestinians see that their lives will be better for working with Israel.
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