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    • Mark Marshall
    • 16.01.10 | 02:19 (IST)

    The course of action Israel must take to reduce the likelihood of a nuclear terrorist attack involves politics at least as much as it does security and intelligence. The more people who are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to carry out a nuclear terrorist attack on Israel, the more likely such an attack is to occur. It is therefore in Israel's interest to reduce the number of such people. And that cannot be done by killing them; it can only be done by removing or reducing their motivation. The easiest way Israel could dramatically reduce the number of such people in the world would simply be to withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza Strip (which together constitute a single territory, not two - and it includes East Jerusalem) and permitting the establishment of a truly sovereign Palestinian state there. That would drastically reduce the pool of people willing to die in order to hurt Israel.

    from the article: Comment / Israel delegitimizers threaten its existence
    First published 22:51 14.01.10 | Last updated 05:17 15.01.10
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