the americans control the region with their money. americans (well, aipac and the like, which has a majority of the senate by the balls) don't want to see a palestinian state. the freeze won't be renewed. the west bank will be mostly "jewish land" within a year, east jerusalem isn't too far behind. bibi's already said that "jerusalem won't be divided". so let's see what bibi offers in his much anticipated "direct talks". should make for a good laugh. my guess is gaza and some of the refugee camps in the west bank. with no land connection between the two.
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