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    • David L.
    • 05.06.07 | 16:47 (IDT)

    Right after the six-days war, before any settlement was implemented, it's 100% certain that at least some intelligent people were able to evaluate the consequences of a permanent occupation. Israel missed that opportunity, and the result was growing ressentment and radicalism in the Palestinian population. It's good to go back and see how things went wrong, so we don't do the same mistakes again. Those advocating more settlements building and refuse to envision a Palestinian state only push the problem forward for another generation to take care of it, at a time when it will just be bigger and more complicated to solve. It's absurd that, although an overwhelming majority of Israelis support an independant Palestinian state, no progress in that direction are made.

    from the article: Border control / The peace that could have been in '67
    First published 00:00 05.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.07
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