But the least effective way to defeat radical islamism is occupying a foreign stateless muslim population, and sowing settlements in its midst, as "irreversible facts on the ground." For 20 years, up to 1987, there was no Hamas, and Israeli leaders could feel free to claim there is no palestinian people. Now look at the facts : Israel is today challenged by an Islamic enclave (Gaza) which it does not know how to eliminate nor live with -- the same country that, in June '67, knew how to crush three arab armies in 6 days. Settlements and occupation only help Muslim Brotherhood advance their cause, and jeopardize Israel's survival.
UN warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone' unless guarantees civilians' safety (Reuters)
from the article: With settlement resolution veto, Obama has joined Likud