Israel has, essentially, made it impossible for the few moderate Palestinians left to be able to negotiate and still keep face. If Israel were to participate (including freezing construction), a result might be achieved where the recognized international borders will include some of the built-up areas. By leaving the playing field to its adversaries, Israel is guaranteeing, to its detriment, that the recognized international border of both Israel and Palestine will be the Green Line. Israel is creating "facts on the ground", but its adversaries are creating a legal situation that will leave many apartment blocs outside the border. Wasted time, wasted money, wasted lives.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments