In the case of Gaza and to a lesser extent Lebanon, recent events have shown that unilateral measures cannot bring a lasting peace for the region. Israel and more importantly Israelis have shown by voting for Kadima they are (or at least were) willing to exchange land for a long lasting and enforcable peace, unfortunatly this has not happened. The question has to be Why? My personal opinion is that you cannot have a peace treaty drawn up, and agreed by one of the sides involved in hostilities. True peace has to be agreed by both sides, through negotiations. That is the only path that can be taken, Israelis and Palestinians have some tough choices to make. Hopefully there are leaders of both peoples who are big enough, and strong enough to step up to the plate and take them.
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from the article: Olmert: Lebanon, damage to north take precedence