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    • C. Bendavid
    • 05.04.13 | 18:42 (IDT)

    I was just trying to explain what led to the destruction of the Israeli Peace camp. There is a reason why in the 1990's, the peace camp prevailed, whereas today, it is struggling. The reason is because Israelis fear that if the IDF pulls out of the West Bank, Hamas, (whose charter calls for a genocide against the Jews), will use this territory to fire rockets on Israel. However, I never condoned settlement activities. Nonetheless the same way Palestinian support for Hamas can be explained without being justified, support for Likud can also be explained without being justified. Also, even within Likud, you have people like Dan Meridor and Eitan who are now calling for the dismantling of the settlements located in the 95% of the West Bank that will become part of a Palestinian state, without pulling out the Israeli army as long as Hamas does not demilitarize. It's a very positive development and it proves that the idea of a Greater Israel is dying.

    from the article: Leading Palestinian intellectual: U.S. was never a fair broker of Israeli-Palestinian peace
    First published 11:03 03.04.13 | Last updated 11:03 03.04.13
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