Of course not. And to achieve the peace, Britain never required, as a "trust-building measure" that the IRA accept Britain's sovereignty over Northern Ireland. Indeed, in every parliamentary election since the Good Friday Peace Accord, Northern Ireland's Catholics have elected the IRA candidate (Gerry Adams) to the British parliament. Because Sinn Fein (and the IRA) have said they will never recognize the legitimacy of British rule, he never takes his seat. But they reached a peace agreement anyway. That is what Israel will never do.
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