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    • george
    • 27.12.07 | 10:53 (IST)

    1. The last paragraph, in your insightful article, is problematic because it would force Hamas to become Israeli policemen, a role now being played, to their inevitable detriment, by Abbas and the PA in the West Bank. 2. A better, and immediate, solution would be to implement a de facto two-state solution without waiting for negotiations, and that policy would see the end of hostile acts. 3. The long-term problem is that a two-state solution cannot succeed because, by definition, the two states must be separate and unequal. 4. The ultimate solution is to have one state for all residents, but a state where the interests of the Jews are protected, for a time, by an appointed judiciary. 5. Eventually, the appointed judiciary must give way to an elected judiciary, but by that time, sectarian strife will have been replaced by nationalistic pride.

    from the article: Hamas' test of responsibility
    First published 00:00 27.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.12.07
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