A disappointingly negative article - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Witty
    • 04.04.11 | 14:16 (IDT)

    I love the majority of your work. This was a hatchet job though. You can't know the future, how Kadima will vote. I read your article a few weeks ago declaring that the prospect of electoral change in Israel is limited. I think that to conclude so is a failing on your part, and this article is consistent with that fatalism. If you think that the Olmert negotiations (which Livni took part closely) is a good thing, then WORK to make them happen. Put your weight into the effort. Don't give yourself an out. I disagree with you about the message of the Palestine Papers as well. The quotes that were published were obviously out of context, details of a much larger discussion. That Olmert is confirmed (by the PA) of offering 100% land swap (but disagreeing on what land) is substantive. You don't get from recalcitrance and annexation of all of the West Bank (1987 policy) to 100% land swap without substantive change in attitude. September is coming. If Israel desires peace, NOW is the time to negotiate it. And, if it means stopping all settlement construction until then, so be it.

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    First published 00:42 04.04.11 | Last updated 00:42 04.04.11
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