#292; GB Mexico, a couple of points - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark from Georgia
    • 03.12.09 | 15:12 (IST)

    1) GB:"right to leave[sic}in peace" M from G: Israel has stated its willingness and desire to live in peace, Hamas on the other hand has a charter that states it wants to destroy Israel. 2) GB:"to Tel Aviv, then to Jerusalem" M from G:"Mark Twain, who visited Palestine in 1867, described it as: "...[a] desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds-a silent mournful expanse....A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action....We never saw a human being on the whole route....There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of the worthless soil, had almost deserted the country." Mark Twain's description of traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But my point was to favor Israel on border issues at least until the Pals prove they're sincere about peace.

    from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem
    First published 02:32 01.12.09 | Last updated 13:56 19.12.09
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