The goals for Sharon have never and will never change. His tactics may change but only as a diversionary ploy. Sharon is true to the core tenet of zionism-maximalization of territory under Jewish sovereignty, and demographic dominance of Jews over Arabs. No compromise on those ironclad principles. If not today, then tommorrow. Further, he needs to play the terror card to the hilt. First, declare that Israel will not meet any of its obligations agreed upon in the "roadmap" until the Palestinains completely eliminate armed groups within Palestine. Make the achievement of this goal as difficult as possible. Second, create conditions that will evoke a rise in attacks against the IDF and the colonists so Israel can create a cyclical need for denial of any movement forward. Create facts on the ground which will make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible. Once established, declare to the Americans that Israel cannot abandon so many of its citizens who have rights which supercede those of the local population. Get American Jewish organizations to pressure Washington to support Israel's position. If there are voices raised in Congress questioning this policy of Sharon, put AIPAC into action to see that they will not be reelected. Make sure that the configurations of new borders will conform to the needs of Israel. Get out of the Palestinian population centers, but surround them with the seperation wall and make travelbetween these bantustans as unpleasant as possible for the Palestinians. One can argue that this person Sharon is thereby a hero of zionism who will succeed in populating Israel with millions of disenchanted Jews from the diaspora, or diehard ideologue blinded by his vision whose policies will, within a decade or so result in the demographic death of the zionist dream. Peace will be unattainable and Israel's isolation will increase, through economic and academic boycotts which we see gaining steam as they did in the days prior to the collapse of apartheid in South Africa.
- 10:53 AM
from the article: Sharon's vision