I think this move will be a blessing for all, despite the rants. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 07.12.10 | 16:26 (IST)

    It will unplug the national-religious settler movement from its uncontrollable political strength, solve the freeze impass, and give Israel and Palestine an horizon of an operation room: they will have to be separated surgically along the 1967 lines, with some adjustments and land swaps, that are convenient for both countries. It will further help Israel make decisions that are ultimately for her benefit, by acting as an enzyme: You either move diplomatically or diplomacy will leave you behind. And interestingly, the way Argentina is phrasing it, doesn't run over the diplomatic process ongoing, but stimulates and respects it, namely "in accordance with what the parties decide in the course of the negotiation process". I think it is something that ultimately will work for the better, even if in the short term it heralds a bumby ride.

    from the article: Israel warns Argentina: Recognizing Palestinian state shatters peace process
    First published 11:29 07.12.10 | Last updated 11:29 07.12.10
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