the west bank is not some distant edge of a large country, or an overseas colony, like algeria was to france, or like kurdish areas in turkey, basque areas of spain or northern ireland was to britain. this is an area that is literally on the outskirts of the two largest jewish population centers and in a country that is only 15-20 miles wide at many points. to make this analogy is ludicrous, based on the geography alone. algeria was not a potential future base for rocket attacks!
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