d: "If israel relinquishes Ariel and Tekoa for example, it will be easy to include these areas near jerusalem in a territorial exchange." And if the Palestinians don't agree? What then? MAKE them sign at gunpoint, perhaps? After all, why should they sign up to your suggestion? If they stick to their rights then they'll get *these* ex-jewish settlements - all nice and new and cozy - and they can always then turn to their Arab Israeli brethren and say "emmigrate here, we've got some lovely new appartments for you". Sweet revenge for the post-49 Ben Gurion tactics, so why shouldn't the Pals stick their heels in and insist on this? After all, it sounds like a much better deal to me....
Mexico sentences five men to 697 years for killings of 11 women (AP)
from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews deliver a population boom to the West Bank