Back then, the Israeli government was interested in the prospect of peaceful coexistence and security... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 11.10.10 | 04:46 (IST)

    while today, after 40-plus years of creating facts on the ground with its settlement enterprise - under the pretext of security - its focus has become the retention of the territories it's colonized in violation of UN resolutions, at the complete expense of peaceful coexistence and security. These days, it closes its eyes and arrogantly denies the destabilizing affect on the region that its occupations/settlements have brought, and how they incite the antagonism that fuels those elements that pose the greatest threat to its own security - and to that of the western world in general. Too bad Israel lacks the pragmatism to consider the Arab peace plan, whose provisions would serve to defuse that antagonism, and would provide it not only peace and normalized relations, but also the prosperity that would inevitably blossom from the economic and cultural interaction that would ensue. And the irony is that throughout it all, it's maintained "security" as its reasoning...

    from the article: Begin vs. Begin
    First published 02:58 11.10.10 | Last updated 02:58 11.10.10
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