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    • Lynley Ruth
    • 01.01.11 | 07:39 (IST)

    If the Jewish community loves to build settlements- let them- construction is certainly better than destruction. Plus " stopping " them is a prerequisite for what? Whether there will be two friendly, secure states or one united state with Jews the dominant majority is undecided- totally " up in the air". Personally I would like to see them attempting to hammer out codes of decent behaviour within ONE security state BEFORE any Palestinian Authority asserts its own " Independence"... since the reality is exactly as Karen Armstrong knows- from her intensive study of religious history which is unfortunately obviously NOT the province of politicians- " Interdependence"- and an acknowledgement of THIS factor is the key to an enduring regional peace.

    from the article: There's no substitute for Washington
    First published 01:44 31.12.10 | Last updated 01:44 31.12.10
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