Does Israel want peace? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Abdullah
    • 06.05.05 | 23:30 (IDT)

    IMO Israel does not want peace, because with peace, Israel will have to give up a lot of concessions which it considers very dear such as land and Jewish identity! Too bad people from same region will never have a chance to coexist for many generations to come, and that is sad! I think in order for any civilized nation to be a successful peaceful nation, it MUST separate or rather isolate religion from politics, because the two just cannot coexist period! The combination of a religion and politics in one has always and will forever be a total failure and history is my evidence! Israel is trying to be both religious and democratic and that will never happen! Instead Israel is moving towards a theoretical nation, a nation no better than Iran, former Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and many others! In order for Israel to be at peace with the Arab public, it should understand that it will not be an easy task to do like it is with the leaders of the Arab world who in no way represent the Arab Public, therefore any peace agreement between Israel and any Arab leader will forever be on papers and nothing beyond that! In order for it to be peace between Israelis and Arabs, all causes of hatred (violence, occupation, collective punishments...etc) must be extinguished! The bare minimum that any Arab would accept in order for peace to be possible with Israel is the full and unconditional Israeli withdrawal of all lands it occupied since the June 4th, 1967 lines (Green Line), anything short of that would be just a waste of everyone?s time and money and not even worth looking at! The Arab world will need to have many changes to ways of governing them self?s! They must be true democracies, they must understand and respect other cultures and religions and among all, they must fight for all types of human rights, and finally they must respect and accept for Israel\s right to exist peacefully among them as a democratic Jewish state!

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    First published 00:00 06.05.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.05.05
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