The UN gave the Jews a state to remedy the situation caused to them by the Germans. The UN did so largely on Palestinian land. It's time for stateless Palestinians to be able to set up their own state on their own land. That is fair. Does Israel think that one day the Palestinians are going to wake up and decide to move out to Jordan, Lebanon, Syria or who-knows-where? That's as likely as the Israelis waking up and deciding to move out to Russia, Germany, Poland or Brooklyn. Not very realistic in either case. The settlers are not a huge problem. As part of a settlement deal they ought to be allowed to stay where they are in Palestine. Israel has Arabs, Palestine can have Jews. It's the same thing. These settlers feel a need to live in what they call "Eretz Yisrael", which is the biblical "Land of Israel". However, Eretz Yisrael does not NEED to be governed politically by Israel. Once the settlers realize that they get to stay on their piece of Eretz Yisrale, a lot of them will leave. Those who stay will be Palestinians and they'll get to elect their own local officials, like mayors or city councils and otherwise take part in local Palestinian politics to the same extent that other Palestinians do. Settlers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, enjoy!
UN Security Council urges Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reach peace agreement (AP)