It's Time for a Border - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter Reich
    • 27.04.11 | 21:07 (IDT)

    Good article. Recognition of a Palestinian state would be good for both Israel and Palestine; it would be obvious if sovereignty were to be violated. In the 19th century, the U.S. and Mexico were trapped in a cycle of illegal Anglo-American settlements (Texas & California), repeated cross-border military incursions by both countries, and destabilizing (though from their point of view justified ) Native American wars. Creating a hard border in 1848 and 1854 dramatically reduced tensions and encouraged trade. It's time for the same thing in Israel/Palestine. Peter Reich, Professor of Law, Whittier Law School.

    from the article: Netanyahu fell into the Palestinians' diplomatic trap
    First published 02:48 27.04.11 | Last updated 02:48 27.04.11
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