Every politician wants to be "the peace pol" same as they want to the "the education pol" It's become a safe category: no displaced people left behind, children included. Peace and a Palestinian nation are still, alas, a house of cards waiting for that next puff of recidivist air. It takes roots for grass to grow; nations, and peace, are nurtured from the source. The Palestinian and Israeli communities are saddled with demagogic parties and figureheads which mirror the other side. A plague on all the false houses; after all, their presence has only been a plague on all of Israel and the Palestinians as well. Begin with jobs and education (how about a rebuilding program for the Palestinians in the mode of the CCC and NRA of 1930s America--or of pioneering Israel, does anyone remember?), and bring forth peoples and communities with the will and equipment to move on. Or is this too frightening a prospect for the respective establishements to bear???
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from the article: Comment / Why Netanyahu really does want to advance peace