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    • Mark from Georgia
    • 27.06.10 | 07:58 (IDT)

    How can a peace agreement be made with two main obstacles 1) Hamas does not except Israel's "right to exist"; 2) The issue of that popular myth referred to as "the right of return" for the Palestinians. With issue number one we all know the end game (the goal) of Hamas is to destroy Israel; while Israel's goal is to live in peace with its neighbors. Frankly people simply don't want discuss these facts which are vastly different goals. Secondly, while the Palestinians can return to their new state...where they should go...Hamas wants and the "Arab street" agrees they should go to Israel, meaning the demographic suicide of Israel as a Jewish state. Israel can't agree, nor should Israel have to agree to such a ridiculous demand. Since there is no basis in international law (certainly no country can be forced to accept a hostile population who have a stated goal to destroy Israel the very country they want to return to), pressure needs to cease on Israel so the peace process can move forward.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / PR success of Gaza flotilla could be a trap for Hamas
    First published 01:50 27.06.10 | Last updated 01:50 27.06.10
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