#2 Peace - Israel would be safer if it made real peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Don Boston
    • 21.10.09 | 18:07 (IST)

    "It would also be the destruction of Israel to give back the land, divide J`lem and allow refugees" This is absolutely ridiculous. Israeli actions in WB and Gaza have greatly harmed Israel. If it relinquished these ill gotten gains, it would no longer be an outlaw state and its survival would be made more certain, not less. No more Goldstone reports, the development of normal relations with many states that are now hostile to it and an IDF that can focus on defending Israel instead of brutalizing women and children. Despite stated negotiating positions, all parties understand that reparations will have to be made instead of allowing Pal refugees return to a hostile Israel. The only peace offered was return of part of what UN found wrongly taken, no real sovereignty and nothing for refugees. Israel is like a thief who is too greedy to take loot from his pockets so he can fit through a window to escape to safety.

    from the article: Palestinian official: We're ready for talks with U.S., but not Israel
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 12:23 21.10.09
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