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    "So what should be done to combat the Qassams? Instead of trying economic siege and power outages and limited raids and ground campaigns and targeted assassinations - how about trying to reach a comprehensive settlement with the Palestinians founded on a genuine Israeli willingness to give up the territories?" This is obvious common sense, but it is also wishful thinking. It would take a political giant to take on the illegal settler movement, and there are no giants in Israel, merely a bunch of third-rate politicos, greedy for power and the perks it brings. Israel is best viewed as a runaway train, heading for a precipice. New folk come up from the back to periodically polish the brasswork around the driver's seat, but they have no idea where the brakes are. And why should they even bother? As we can tell from the posts of Talkback Zionists, they think all is going pretty well at the moment. There's no precipice, and endless track

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    First published 00:00 28.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.10.07
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