Israel can continue to annex Palestinian territory by force; but it can never legally possess any of that territory without the consent of the Palestinian government. And that is why Israel opposes a Palestinian state, and shies away from any talk about borders. It is political death for Netanyahu to even consider talking about borders. So he will hem and haw until he is thrown out of office by voters, or by failure of his coalition to command a majority, or by outright revolution of the Israeli populace. Zionists don't understand this yet; but militant, expansionist Zionism is fast becoming a dead issue and a lost cause.
State comptroller to PM: Focus on answering Gaza war report rather than criticizing it (Haaretz)
Quality of life, sane housing prices, incredible scenery and quiet have failed to lure many Israelis to settle there, while local Druze and Arabs are still more connected to their Syrian brethren.07:49 06.05.16 | 0 comments