Peace Plan-Final Post-#3 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Carey Jaffee
    • 01.12.09 | 20:42 (IST)

    Though the obstacles are huge in the earlier proposed alternatives I provided (really taken from others) the possible benefits are also huge. Here they are: 1) The new Palestinian state would be much more viable as well as able to successfully integrate the large refugee population. 2) The Israeli right would be greatly diminished in power in a plan that included another Arab land contributing land and Jews living in a new Palestinian state. This would increase the likelihood that Israel would be willing to go back to borders similar to the 67 borders albeit some land swaps, take in a limited amount of refugees, and contribute to an international refugee development fund. 3) The concept of "development" as envisioned in the plan would provide a new focus, and vision, for a post settlement era. Of course this is not perfect, but the continuation of this conflict will bring new horrors yet to be witnessed...and that is a guarantee!

    from the article: Peace Plan: Trading settler Israelis for refugee Palestinians
    First published 15:21 30.11.09 | Last updated 15:23 30.11.09
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