It isn't just the explanations and half truths... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 01.02.10 | 22:34 (IST)

    This is no longer a 1948 world and with Israel's continued illegal ex-pansion of the territories this could involve the whole Israeli shebang. Yet in reality I believe that's a remote possibility if the troops are with-drawn and the settlers are evacuated in compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention and a certain number of Palestinian refugees are allowed to return to their homes in Israel which is only just. ( I believe the last poll I saw showed this number to be around 10-12 percent. ) This will help to avoid isolating and deligitimizing Israel by the Inter-national community which is what will happen if the settler movement is allowed to grow and remain in place today. Israelis need to speak up today and realize the real threat to their ex-istence is the settler population on their doorstep not Hamas and most certainly not the Palestinian people who want to get on with their lives on their own land...Dutch

    from the article: World isn't buying Israel's explanations anymore
    First published 22:51 28.01.10 | Last updated 21:28 30.01.10
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