Peace Hinges on Acceptance of Arabs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Vladek
    • 01.02.10 | 19:11 (IST)

    Lasting peace cannot be enforced with military might nor can it be purchased. Peace can only come through the acceptance of Arab peoples as equal, whether they are Palestinians within Israel, the West Bank and Gaza or Arabs in the countries surrounding Israel. The Arabs are aggrieved because Israel took their land forcefully and without compensation. The Arabs have been connected to their land for centuries. Return of that land or reasonable compensation is essential. For the Arabs to accept the loss of land under Israeli military threat simply continues to enflame distrust and violence.

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