Mr Levy does not seem to get it - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bruce
    • 19.03.06 | 14:21 (IST)

    Kadima has support for withdrawing from the West Bank, ONLY if it SAYS it is unilaterally redrawing borders. Israelis are aware that no one will recognise the new borders - they want the move to be seen as one, where Israelis have more secure control of the situation - rather than one where terrorists claim the withdrawal is a victory for them. Israel wants a lessening of occupation, in a form that they can live with, until there is peace. And in a form which Palestinians would not. This gives Palestinians the incentive to make a peace to gain what they want. Or live with a situation that Israel would find quite comfortable. Maybe Palestinians would then give up right of return for the 2000/2001 options? Would any other course not send the wrong signals, IF peace is the goal Mr Levy?

    from the article: A new consensus
    First published 00:00 19.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 19.03.06
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