#59 Barney Panofsky, Re important changes in the region - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dutch
    • 23.12.07 | 20:11 (IST)

    "Look around the region. Do you see peace, prosperity and happiness anywhere other than in Israel?" Barney Panofsky, Grant it there are many unpopular and tyrannical Arab leaders in the region but very important changes are under way as peoples' appetite for human rights & technology increases. So you are right--Israel is a much more stable and a prosperous society in many ways but it still has lots of growing to do to make non-jews feel equal in dignity and rights. Hence it must give up its occupation in the territories if its people are to feel secure and have a peace of mind and this can only come from being in good relationship with the Palestinian people. So the gun is not the answer. People can't be forced into something that isn't mutually aceptable and beneficial. So talk and don't bash. Dutch

    from the article: Ehud Olmert rejects Hamas' offer of cease-fire in Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 23.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.12.07
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