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    • Bob
    • 02.07.07 | 16:59 (IDT)

    The big advantage of thís approach: not only the "realists" and security experts can live with it. There is also room for hope and dreams. A Jewish settler for example, who absolutely wants to live in Hebron one day ... there is at least hope, when step B will be implemented. A Palestinian refugee, who would like to return to his grandfathers tomb in Tel Aviv ... there is hope for him too. Step A) of the plan does acknowledge, that it is the current situation, which generates oppression and "terrorists", which has to be stopped immediately. For the Palestinian people it will mean an immediate and massive improvement over the current situation. Distant hopes however are postponed, not excluded. The Jewish people will find REAL peace, which can only come from tolerance and being tolerated. Of course all of this is just a quick outline but the main advantage is, that the more ideological issues are no longer an obstacle ...

    from the article: Applying lessons from Northern Ireland
    First published 00:00 02.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.07.07
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