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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 13.12.05 | 22:28 (IST)

    Howdy Irish; You don't get it, do you? I and most Israelis (I believe) have given up on any hope of there being peace between themselves and the Palestinians no matter what Israel does. Ergo, it behooves Israel to hang on to East Jerusalem and the area between the Green Line and the security barrier because even if she did concede those areas, the Palestinian militants would try to continue the conflict by their own repeated admissions and declarations. Since the PA refuses to rein in the Palestinian militants, Israel's best course of action is to complete the security barrier as soon as possible, withdraw from those areas of the West Bank which lie on the Palestinian side of it, and slaughter the Palestinian martyrs by the bushel as they try to get under, over, or through the fence until hell freezes over. There must be no Palestinian refugee permitted to legally resettle inside Israel because that would set a precedent and open the door to all 3.5 million of them. Other than compensation for property lost during the Israeli War of Independence, the plight of the Palestinian refugees is the responsibility of the states or authorities of the countries or territories in which they currently reside. I'm not sure about "land swaps". Certainly, it is not a "must" as you claim, but perhaps Israel might be willing to look at the possibility as part of a final agreement is concerned. In any case, no final agreement is possible if the PA allows the Palestinian militants to run amuck with impunity.

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