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    • Mike
    • 25.12.05 | 22:41 (IST)

    "But a moderate is only someone who recognizes the existence of the Palestinians as a people with equal rights and who is ready to draw the obvious political conclusions from this. Whoever does not recognize the rights of the other and ignores its existence is an extreme rightist, regardless of whether his name is Feiglin, Mofaz, Netanyahu or Sharon." Gideon- you have lost your mind. What good pray does it do to recognize the rights of a people ruled by thugs and murderers who seem incapable of setting up any kind of effective central authority? Are we supposed to recognize their right to murder us? I, like many of my friends amongst previous Meretz voters, are no longer interested in the unachievable 'just solution', at least in this generation. Rather we are interested in a practical interim option that will separate us from the Palestinian population. The delusions of Beilin would have kept us in Gaza trying to negotiate our way out, just as the messianic ideology of Feiglin would have us stuck there. Sharon, much to my amazement has done more to separate us from the Palestinian albatross than any left wing moderate would ever have done. Hopefully he will get a mandate to finish the job, with the help of the Labour party. And then perhaps in one or two generations there will be some point in "recognizing the rights of the other", if the other has got round to recognizing our own right to exist. Quid pro quo Mr Levy, quid pro quo

    from the article: Feiglin is preferable
    First published 00:00 25.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 25.12.05
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