if the palestinians want to declare a state, let them. israel would unilaterally annex the areas around jerusalem and the ridges snaking along her easter boundaries. the palestinians would scream bloody murder, maybe start another intifada, but the division of the land would be accomplished. i leave the status of the jordan valley to those more expert in strategy than me. if the eu sanctions, tough luck. israel should not count on europe anyway. lastly, we can die only once. the knowledge that this time many, many would die with us is a consolation.
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