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    • Zev Davis
    • 01.08.13 | 19:11 (IDT)

    Admittedly, as one of the writers in this paper explained there are some basic differences between the referedom that was held in 2005 in Cyprus, and the one suggested here, the idea that once the decisions have been "made", rather than coercing the sides to folllow a course that they either one might find unappealing, it is better to offer the people of the land to have their say. In this case, Israelis and Palestinians, if a majority of both sides agree, either on account of that a half loaf, or most of it, perhaps is better than to continue the "struggle", or the agreement has some good points in it, and some less good things,, but in balance it's "not bad". Either way there will be peace, which is better than was. The truth be told the idea of National Self Determination has been replaced by the manipulation of the the multi-nationals that define the rules of the game--they know what combinations work to keep their profit margins high. If a political settlement can't keep them as rich, or even moreso, it's not peace!

    from the article: A referendum is no substitute for leadership
    First published 08:25 01.08.13 | Last updated 05:00 01.08.13
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