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    • Michael N
    • 08.04.10 | 07:19 (IDT)

    First of all, If the Israeli will to settle the Golan issue was there, peace with the Syrians could have been achieved long time ago. Second,peace with the Syrian, if it were achieved, will not assuage the Palestinians, and it should not, because these two, are separate issues. Third, if the steps to implement a two state are 'simple' then do it. The fact that the Israeli government cannot evacuate 100k settlers is proof that the steps are difficult. Postponing its execution to the farther future will make it that much more difficult if not impossible. Fourth, Israel can embark on stepwise implementation of the agreed upon steps- first agree to borders, then pull out and let the Palestinians create their own state with a capital in East Jerusalem. The refugee problem will solve itself as it will become clear that they will not return to Israel proper. The last step will be an agreement over Gaza, as the pressure on Hamas to deliver will be great.

    from the article: Golan, not Jerusalem, is key to Mideast peace
    First published 02:19 08.04.10 | Last updated 06:37 08.04.10
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