Howdy Jeff; Before you start spouting off about the legal ambiguities of status (the American position is known to you, The European position too, that of ICJ or all HR organisms I don't mention, guess Israel Supreme Court decisions (e.g Sasson inquiry, and other mostly not respected by the State) or the 1999 legal statement of IV GC contracting parties is no news to you), before all that let me show you back to the "argument" you started and forgot: the 'mother nature' factor that is somehow unique to Israel and very unhelpful to the frontiersmen-tristy horizons of Negev. Where the G-ddam answer of Jeff on his own is a strange mystery or at least so for someone who doesn't know Jeff's professional 'first shoot then talk' psichomotoric reflex, to which perhaps is also amenable his phrase "and no hudnas or tahadiyehs this time either" I guess army sense of humor is not helpful noting that it is precisely Netanyahu who is talking of 9 months term. What about Negev though, Jeff?
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