The two problems can be compared like salt and sugar. Lebanon meant to restore order in a sovereign state whose borders are not disputed but where the leadership is unable or unwilling to take control of the entire country. And it is a country whose existence is threatened by foreign powers. The Palestinian problem is quite different, because there is no sovereign state and the borders are not agreed upon. International forces could only come in, to supervise a reached agreement between the parties. Eldar is not only repeating the old dreams of Arafat to cement his desire to stay in power, he speaks the same language as the arch-enemy of Israel, Solana, who says very openly that he wishes to reduce Israel to the armistice lines of 1949. So Eldar has good chums.
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