Lifiting the sanctions is a good idea - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cat
    • 12.02.07 | 23:57 (IST)

    Nothing is going to be achieved by prohibiting trade and other dealings with the Palestinians. Sanctions don't work. They just make people feel victimized and become more extreme. This, just like the stupid idea of sanctions on Israel, was a bad thing from the start...People naturally don't back down under bad conditions, and instead become very prone to violence. This seems to be pretty easy to understand as a psychological phenomenon - as life gets worse, you feel like you have less to lose if you get killed or go to jail.

    from the article: Ban backs PA unity deal, urges recognition of Israel
    First published 00:00 12.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.02.07
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