Thanks for the response. "What you seem to forget is the fact that Israel`s withdrawal from the West Bank, and the conclusion of a peace treaty between Israel and the emerging Palestinian State, will indeed lead to tactical cooperation between them..." Ideally, yes. My point is that Israel is so unprepared to accept the reality of having to share the resources of the West Bank (and Golan) and forgo military control over the Jordan Valley, that, until they have prepared themselves for what that reality would look like, Israel cannot afford to just 'withdraw'. I agree, a bilateral treaty with mutual compromises, including large scale withdrawal from conquered territory, is the most ideal solution. It just seems increasingly unlikely. "Can Israel bring herself to negotiate on the basis of equality and international law and something other than complete disdain for Muslims and Arabs?" No country abides by 'international law' if it doesnt have to. Thats the problem with the system.
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