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    • David Sher
    • 25.09.06 | 18:15 (IDT)

    The international community has moved dramatically away from imposing settlements on populations that do not wish to solve their problems or achieve objectives. Back in the day, the UN could grant a mandate to a temporary government that would ease a transition towards self government. Israel was created in this way. There is no reason why the UN cannot give a mandate to an international government that will as its prime goal be transitioning the territories to a permanent and viable economic state. Jumping directly to self government seems premature. Regarding the refugees, there is a sound and frequently used path to success there as well. Reparations! Pay them for the suffering and move on. There can be no question about resettling them in Israel. It cannot be done without more harm, nor should it be tried.

    from the article: Between Jabalya and Bint Jbail
    First published 00:00 25.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 25.09.06
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