Partition and peace are not the same - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael Jacobs
    • 30.11.07 | 04:41 (IST)

    Partition and peace are not the same. With the exception of some of our (early) leaders, we seem to forget that it is quite OK to fight for our freedom. Sadly, partition in 1947 was an early precursor of what today is called 'land for peace' - an effort to avoid war. We see that this doesn't work, not even with Egypt or Jordan. Precious, strategic land was given up, but no peace was given in return. Although these are Arab countries, they balk at helping to resettle the Arab refugees. Thus, an atmosphere of hostility remains, even with those Arabs we have made 'peace' with. With hindsight, one can conclude that even the UN's first decision about the Israel was against the Jewish interests. The Arab refugees' hope of return, UNWRA, the PA, and decades of wars and terror are all products of the 1947 partition plan. Let's finally drop partition. Read about Benny Elon's 'Israeli Initiative' which is a more efficient, realistic, hands-on road to normalcy: www.israelinitiative.com

    from the article: Why there was partition
    First published 00:00 29.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.11.07
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