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    • @paulvcassidy
    • 04.02.13 | 14:46 (IST)

    It's interesting to ask what is going on apart from selfishness, which is the real rock bottom of the human condition, as per selfish gene theory. People think of their own needs first and then of others especially if you cram them in like bees in a bottle and ambition and competition take over. People talk about the so called 'Poverty Trap', but I'm beginning to think that opting into poverty is a way out of the other trap - the rat race. Cynicism aside it is good to see the middle ground being empowered and imagining that the settlements must be stopped and rationalised even if that is merely because their ongoing expansion is making the twin state solution impossible. Many would consider it already impossible - including yours truly - and that we need now consider a bifurcated or shared Arab-Israeli state with a Gazan Arab Emirate alongside. So did the upper echelon see the writing on the wall and decide to pull back in order to preserve the Jewish hegemony of the State of Israel or have the middle ground within Israel opted to focus on the development of a civil society first - neither of which is a bad thing? I wonder what the Palestinian response will be: to push it's own civil agenda in the hope that at some point civil sense will take over and merge the various possibilities into one? That sounds like a valid route to a Peace Process to me. Better to start a conversation than a war even if it is an abrasive and abusive one. https://www.facebook.com/OccupyZion

    from the article: The winner of the Israeli election: democracy
    First published 13:23 23.01.13 | Last updated 13:23 23.01.13
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