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    • Arik Silverman
    • 24.02.10 | 08:43 (IST)

    You know quite well that large numbers of people in Israel are quite content with the situation as it is. Israel doesn't want an independent Palestinian State in any meaningful sense, it wants an open air prison in the West Bank like that in Gaza. Israel wants exclusive control of everything that goes in or out so it can eventually locate hidden explosives and weapons and disarm the population. And Israel is getting its way. Netanyahu's plan is right on schedule. The only danger Israel faces is that it might push too far and alienate its European supporters, but even then it's unlikely they'll do anything. Look at things like the Gaza war and Europe's response is to increase ties with Israel, not punish it. So why worry?

    from the article: Why does Israel continue to dismiss Obama's Mideast peace efforts?
    First published 01:29 24.02.10 | Last updated 08:14 24.02.10
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