Israel's retreat from Gaza and Lebanon - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chris Linthwaite
    • 21.04.10 | 14:15 (IDT)

    were both failures because Israel acted unilaterally. In an attempt to impose a peace which had no cost to Israel. For instance declaring that Israel had withdrawn from Lebanon whilst still occupying Ghajar and the Shabaa Farms. Saying Israel had withdrawn from Gaza whilst ensuring the borders with Egypt remained closed, sea lanes remained out of bounds and airspace remained under Israeli control. Expecting the Palestinians to remain quite while continuing the occupation of the West Bank. Until Israel seeks an equitable peace, Israel will remain a country which has to breach the boundaries of decency of a civilised nation to survive. Unfortunately Israel does not have the calibre of Politicians required to make the transition from perpetual war to one of peace. Simply put it is easier to shoot dead an unarmed Palestinian than it is to allow that Palestinian to live.

    from the article: Were the withdrawals from Lebanon and Gaza a failure?
    First published 01:31 21.04.10 | Last updated 08:33 21.04.10
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