Netanyahu must work for a durable and lasting peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Jeffery Koch
    • 04.03.11 | 04:50 (IST)

    If Netanyahu is serious about proposing a viable two State solution he will be doing the people of Israel a huge favor in moving closer to a just a lasting peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Many commentators have remarked that the uprisings in Tunesia, Egypt, Libya, and Oman have nothing to do with Israel and they are correct but irregardless of whether or not these governments and all others in the Middle East become democracies the truth is that the overwhelming majority of the population of the Arab world is totally unhappy with Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and Israel may well find that democratic Arab regimes are less patient with Israel's right wing government than the dictatorships were. If Netanyahu truly wants to leave a lasting legacy he will break away from the right wing settlers and Leiberman and work hard to produce a peace which grants Israel the security it needs and the Palestinians the dignity they deserve with a viable State where they can build a future for their children and themselves. If Netanyahu is sincere than he will deserve a special place of honor in the history of the Middle East. If he is not then history will regard his time in office as a wasted opportunity for both Israel and its neighbors.

    from the article: Netanyahu may be breaking away from the far-right to the center
    First published 01:07 04.03.11 | Last updated 01:07 04.03.11
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