#51 People who want peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • J Thomas
    • 20.03.10 | 20:39 (IST)

    Peacelover, of course everybody wants peace. "If I can do anything I want and nobody makes trouble for me, that's peace.". And that would be peace if it happened that way. Well, do I get to do anything I want or is it you who gets to do anything you want? That depends on who's the victor and who's the victim, right? But you don't want to fight, you want to have fair rules for everybody? And we only fight the ones who break the rules? OK, let me make the rules and I'll be happy with that but you have to let me change them when I want to. No? We could fight over who gets to make the rules.... The entire world agrees to rules that are bad for Israel. Why should Israel accept those rules? What army will make them? Israel wants peace. Israel wants Palestinians to go away or at least stop getting in Israel's way. If Arabs never cause trouble for Israel, that's peace. Israel does not want to give up any advantage for peace. Anything they give up makes it harder to win the next war.

    from the article: Israel's U.S. envoy: 'No one can force us to make peace'
    First published 16:57 20.03.10 | Last updated 02:51 21.03.10
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