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    • Steve
    • 29.05.06 | 10:38 (IDT)

    If Khalid correctly states the Arab point of view that the two-state solution is dead, then the only issue is who is going to control the one state. There is absolutely no reason for Israel to negotiate when it has the stronger position in a zero-sum game. Rather than negotiate its surrender in stages, Israel can now win both politically and militarily by effectuating the policy of transfer. The Arabs, who forced the Jews out of their countries in 1948, would be in no position to complain. To those Jews who fear this policy is unrealistic or too harsh, just read the statements of the Arabs, as exemplified by the postings of Khalid. They do not want reconciliation or a two-state solution. It is dangerously delusional for Israel to base its policies on the hope that anything other than transfer will work. If history has taught us anything, it's that appeasement leads to war.

    from the article: Between prisoners and captives
    First published 00:00 29.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 29.05.06
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