Mozie - no one has sought to further the dialogue with you. But I will. I have never seen the Palestinians muzzle their extremists and terrorists with strong force, but Hamas and Fatah have been killing each other recently, so I guess there is some precedent that Fatah would take them on. However, I am pessimistic about the prospects of even getting to that stage, as I don't see the Arabs abandoning the 1967 borders and the right of return, and I don't see the Israelis giving in on those points. Nor should they. Modifications to the border that make sense, without all of the emotional harping from the Arab side about every square inch of land, would be worth considering if it ever occurred. Odds are against this. And what about the Golan? I just don't see an agreement without compromise on the principle of land for peace - alot of land, but not the exact 1967 borders. I am sure that the anti-Israel posters will call this postion anti-peace, but I do not accept that view.
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