Agreement is good but implementation is more important! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe Haviv
    • 15.09.13 | 19:50 (IDT)

    It is all very nice to reach an agreement. Yes Israel should agree to a withdrawal from the West Bank with mutually agreed territorial exchanges. Jerusalem is more difficult. Who will guarantee the implementation? - There was an agreement in Gaza for border crossings where European observers were stationed. They were forced to leave by the Palestinians. - Sadat , Rabin were murdered. - The Egypt/Israel Peace agreement holds because USA is giving billions of dollars to the Egyptians and there is the Multinational Force. The basic problem here is how will the will of the people hold against the will of the terrorists? It is not as if the agreement is between Sweden and Norway. We are in a very dangerous neighborhood. I am not saying we should not try to reach an agreement but we should not forget the other sinister dynamic that exists and will probably exist for a very long time.

    from the article: Legitimizing Middle East peace through referendum
    First published 12:51 15.09.13 | Last updated 12:51 15.09.13
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