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    "Why tackle the most complex and sensitive problem prematurely? Why not first take steps which will allow the Israeli and Palestinian communities to find ways to live together in an atmosphere of security. Why not leave the most difficult, the most sensitive issue, for such a time?" - Wiesel The attempt to delay the inevitable is the worst part of the Wiesel letter. The Palestinians are under occupation for about 43 years now, which is also the time Jerusalem was "united". Jerusalem was "united" under "security" for most of this time. Nevertheless, Jews and Arabs don`t like to live together. So please stop the fantasy, Mr. Wiesel. Even if Jerusalem is the most difficult issue, the time for discussing it has already come. The other big issues are practically all resolved: Refugees - only a symbolic number will return to Israel. Territory - subject to some territorial exchange, some 98% at least will go the the Palestinians (as offered by Barak and Olmert). You can`t wait until Moshiach comes because there is no Moshiach, it is only a myth, regardless of what you find in some Rebbes` sayings. Time to move on, Mr. Wiesel. And instead of criticizing your President Obama, better criticize our Israeli PM Netanyahu who only wants to delay, and delay, and delay, and..

    from the article: For Jerusalem, a response to Elie Wiesel
    First published 02:30 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:07 18.04.10
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