Netanyahu can still stop a third intifada by halting settlement construction and negotiating, but he does not want to. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 27.04.11 | 09:28 (IDT)

    If Netanyahu truly wanted peace instead of the West Bank, he would halt construction and reach agreement on a multi-year transition (5-10 years) whereby the Palestinians can build a true demoncratic state in the West Bank that would also result in Hammas losing control of the Gaza. A democratic moslem country will not become Hammas or Iran. Hammas has come into power only because of Israeli intransigence. Hammas has recognized Israel's intent to retain the West Bank and has used it to gain power. If Israel continues with it current policies in the West Bank, then it too will come under the control of Hammas or similar groups.

    from the article: Netanyahu fell into the Palestinians' diplomatic trap
    First published 02:48 27.04.11 | Last updated 02:48 27.04.11
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