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    • Michael
    • 17.06.05 | 00:37 (IDT)

    Define "useful." Is there something like that in current situation? Well, let's see... you want Israel to take steps, before palestinians. They are already going away from Gaza, and next you obviously want West Bank. OK, lets assume they did it - then what? Terrorists would do their best to make it look like their victory, and palestinian authority would still have that same old job to try to put them in order. However, if they managed to make withdrawal look like their victory, their support among population would be higher, and therefore, task would be harder for palestinian authority. If they fail, it is even higher risk to Israel and in the end, peace would collapse. And here we would be, having this same conversation again and trying to find some "logical steps" while waiting for undefined amount of time for palestinians to change... you think it would be a good idea, yes? Well, I don't. You seem to forget, that Israel has right to defend itself and protect it's citizens. You are mostly victim of your own militants and your own stubborness. If you cannot live in peace and do anything at all to make things even little better, don't be suprised that the others won't do anything for you either. It is useless to whine about restrictions ang tight security, when you won't do anything at all to change the situation so that there is no need for that kind of action. But no, you rather call others "town bullies..." You may get tired of my opinions, but frankly, I can say same thing on yours. However, if you are so sure of them, shouldn't you have something concrete to back them up, instead of making up excuses that don't even answer the issue directly? And I think you are not the person to make any judgement on my moderation or anything like that. If I don't share that same overly optimist view on everything and believe everything without questioning or proof, that doesn't make me extremist. You may betray yourself with hopeless optimism and sweet promises as much as you want to, but don't expect anyone else to do the same.

    from the article: Foreign Ministry protests EU contacts with Hamas officials
    First published 00:00 16.06.05 | Last updated 00:00 16.06.05
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