#28 Jim from Ramallah, West Bank - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 23.09.09 | 16:42 (IDT)

    It's interesting what you've said but I don't necessarily agree with the idea that if there would be peace only the Jews from Arab lands would stay, as most Jews want peace in the Middle East and have assimilated to Middle Eastern culture and socioeconomic existence similar to other modernized Arab countries. But for a long time I have been in denial to accept that Israel is indeed predominately a military state given the history - but of course it doesn't have to be security oriented 24/7 if a final peace agreement is established. Perhaps if the leaderships in Israel were of liberal backgrounds of the Jews from Arab lands there would have been peace already from decades back. But that's also hypothetical. What's important is to negotiate a compromising settlement and move forward for us and future generations.

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