Gideon Levy's fantasy of imposing a bad deal on Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 28.11.10 | 07:11 (IST)

    A referendum would NOT block a peace deal that had the support of a majority of the Israeli people. It only blocks a deal that a majority of Israelis consider bad. Mr. Levy seems to have a fantasy that the U.S. and other foreign powers will impose Mr. Levy's ideas on Israel, notwithstanding the views of the majority of the Israeli people. Mr. Levy would contribute more to peace if he instead focused on persuading the Palestinians to give up their claim to the so-called "right of return," just as the 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran have given up their claim to return to their former homes.

    from the article: Israel can't put occupation up for immoral referendum
    First published 02:10 28.11.10 | Last updated 02:10 28.11.10
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