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    • Ronnie Wolman
    • 29.05.06 | 14:01 (IDT)

    The hard positions that both sides have,even at times they show some flexibility, is not just posturing but it is catering a broader consensus of their peoples. Where they would actually go to in an agreement is anyones guess. They would do better if they both offered items that were generally not acceptable (by their people)for them to give up in return for something,even if that was return item was unrealistic. For instance Israel could give up East Jerusalem (of course but not the religious sites)in return for lets say 100% security for the Balance of Jerusalem and the religious sites. How does one get 100% security? Well that would then become the question itself and not East Jerusalem. Same on the other side: the question of refugees. Ok the palestinians give up the right of the refugees to return.For what? Maybe Payments,some transfers out of Israel,some returns to Israel whatever,maybe even some American green cards (nah! Mexico is easier)

    from the article: Between prisoners and captives
    First published 00:00 29.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 29.05.06
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