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    • Sane Religious Zionist
    • 26.01.12 | 06:30 (IST)

    Steve, The rejectionist sentiments that you express are the opposite of what is needed to bring an end to the conflict. The rejectionist positions held by a significant number of people in both the pro-Israel and the pro-Palestine camps feeds an already raging fire. To deny the Jewish People's deep connection to the land seems idiotic, just as denying that the Palestinians have an equally connection is idiotic. The extremists on both sides of the conflict (and you, as someone waving the "Israel shouldn't exist flag" are among them) are one dimensional and lack vision. What we should be trying to do is imagining Israeli and Palestinian nationalisms that do not deny or degrade the other. The international community needs to put serious pressure on both sides to get back to talks (not just talks about talks) and not let either step away from the table until a solution is found.

    from the article: Palestinians: Peace negotiations with Israel have ended
    First published 00:49 26.01.12 | Last updated 00:49 26.01.12
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