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    • Ben Gurion
    • 27.04.06 | 15:27 (IDT)

    "In reality, there is no value to an agreement with Abbas, who is incapable of implementing it in any case. Worse, discussions with him are risky: If the negotiations blow up.. Israel will find it difficult to withdraw from the settlements." - Benn Abbas can legitimize a peace agreement, but cannot implement it. True. But ISRAEL can implement the agreement unilaterally. It can move to its new borders, build a wall if necessary. In the meantime, the refugees will be settled around the world with international help. The Palestinian problem will go away whether Hamas likes it or not. An agreement with Abbas can be followed by new elections, and the peace party will win. The population wants peace, but a fair one. Benn's second argument is false too. Israel pulled out of Lebanon after Assad showed he was no longer interested in talks. Israel can pull out of areas if peace talks fail, which they wouldn't if Israel curbs its appetite. The Geneva Accords is a good model for success.

    from the article: And thank you to Hamas
    First published 00:00 27.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.04.06
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