'...And why not grant self-determination to those of them living next to the green line? It would make a peace deal more attractive for the Palestinians and make it easier to fully integrate the rest into the fabric of society.' ...and those Palestinians who opt to become Israeli can't say the status was forced on them. Palestine is then apportioned between those who want to be Israeli and those who want to be Palestinian. Almost inevitably, the great majority who really would rather have a new car are divorced from the true believers. All fifty thousand of the latter get their 1% of Mandate Palestine. That would actually be a rather clever strategy -- for a sane Israel.
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from the article: First Arab, then Israeli and finally Palestinian
Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 5 comments