More hollow interim agreements - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Oz
    • 27.01.11 | 03:22 (IST)

    The time has passed for more interim agreements. The US should support UN resolution recognising that settlement in the OPT is ILLEGAL - Israel should withdraw settlers unless there is agreement by the Palestinians to minor land swaps of EQUAL VALUE. This is the first real step towards a negotiated peace. Without this and more aggressive settlement by Israel NO ONE can accept their bona fides as a genuine partner for peace so then the only real option other than violence is a solution imposed by the UN in accordance with international law. Israel can't expect to have it all its own way forever - and given that the US has a 14 trillion dollar deficit they should perhaps rethink the 3 billion+ that goes into Israel's coffers for no return - it simply helps to undermine America's international status.

    from the article: At the very least, a de facto two-state solution is needed
    First published 00:52 27.01.11 | Last updated 00:52 27.01.11
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