I think that Mr. Arans with all due respect cannot have the cake and eat it too! Israel cannot indefinitely occupy a place like Gaza and for that matter The West Bank forever. Occupation like this eventually destroys the souls of the occupiers and needed national treasure is spent on settlements that will eventually have to be abandoned. Your solutions are too simplistic. Ehud Olmert's convergent plan is the only pracical plan that can work now until and if the Palestinians ever come to their senses. Separation from the Palestians is the only way that Israel can survive as an independent and Jewish State. The ultra orthodox Jews are going to have to get over the impossible notion of a Greater Eretz Yisrael. This is 2006 and Israel must be a viable and stable Democracy that will endure for all times.
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