Does Israel face the same outcome as South Africa in the early 1990s? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • rdaniel340
    • 23.05.11 | 06:00 (IDT)

    I suggest that Moshe Ya'alon and members of the security cabinet who believe that Israel can operate indefinitely in crisis-management mode take time to have a word with former President de Klerk of South Africa. He and his National Party government, of course, had similar notions during the 80's and early 90's but, as he will tell Ya'alon, international pressure, when it reaches full force, is completely irresistible. Those with Netanyahu's and Ya'alon's viewpoint are not yet at the point that Afrikaner nationalists were dragged to by the outside world in the early 90's but, for Israel, that point is not far off and like it or not, a just settlement will come, even if much of it has to be forced on a reluctant Israel. If only those with foresight were allowed, in the interim, to carve out the best possible deal for Israel before circumstances eventually force a lesser deal on Israelis that they will rue long into the future. Now is the time for wisdom and forethought - sadly, neither is in abundance right now.

    from the article: 'No one in the security cabinet believes its possible to reach a solution with Abbas'
    First published 01:45 23.05.11 | Last updated 01:45 23.05.11
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