Ibrahim- you are right in one sense, now that we hold the land we are strong - if there is to be a Palestinian state then we are being asked to take a collosal risk - the Palestinians are not really being asked to take any risk. What the Palestinians are being asked to give is recognition to a narrative of two states living in peace with each other, each of which represents the national aspirations of its people. As a secular Israeli I despair of today's news - the resettlement of the heart of our homeland after 67, which we saw as shiny as gold, was indeed gold - but we now see it as a golden calf to be worshipped - we have lost our way as a country - typified by a Prime Minister who does not lead, and who jumps from one inane soundbite to another, to ministers who are not fit to be janitors, to a President who bespoiled himself and us today by Kowtowing to people who despise us as much as they sponge off us, to a decision to build 1600 extra apartments for draft dodgers.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
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