Mr. Shavit writes a fair and strong assessment of what Bibi must do o ensure Israel's long-term security in choosing a state over more land. But i fear Mr. Shavit underestimates the politician and the demands of his coalition. i think that Netanyahu and his right-wing dependent coalition has poorly lead Israel and by his intransigence in letting the settlers continue to build and appropriate land, and by not being really serious about a just peace settlement with the PA, he has pushed them into the hands of Hamas. The Palestinians are basically a secular and freedom-loving people, it seems to me. Hamas is neither. This will only lead to a further stalemate in the peace process and innocent civilians, i fear, will pay in blood and life.
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from the article: Seeking peace, Netanyhu must choose state over land