Politicians' Reasons v Settlers' Reasons - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 01.09.10 | 08:09 (IDT)

    The settlers build to prevent peace. Some politicians agree. They want it all, just like Hamas. Other Israeli politicians build or issue permits to make it look like they are making painful concessions. Pain for the settlers, not the politicians. Palestinians are correct to question the Israeli politicians motives. Netanyahu has not prepared Israelis, and in particular settlers, about making any concessions. No politician will make any personal sacrifice. Look at Haniya and Lieberman. Neither will give up anything if some ordinary person is there to sacrifice for them.

    from the article: Israel needs to tackle core issues for peace to be in sight, Palestinian official says
    First published 05:06 01.09.10 | Last updated 05:06 01.09.10
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