risk management is calculated on the basis of actuarial probability...the author brings up two potential israeli choices, utilizing the titanic metaphor, in which either of their respective consequences cannot be predicted with any certainty. they are both despicable. it's almost as if israel has to pick their poison. in reality, however, there is another choice which the author was remiss in suggesting. the third alternative. annex the existing settlements and let the chips fall where they may. after thirty years of being double dealt by arafat, and now abbas, israel has to finally stand up and be recognized for the sovereign country it is. no longer shall it play the palestinian game of attrition. carpe diem! what are the consequences? no more than the other two alternatives in terms of certainty.
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from the article: The Titanic has set sail for Palestine