"Rules of Logic"? If logic ruled the day, there'd be no conflict - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robert
    • 28.03.07 | 15:55 (IST)

    Gideon Levy - like Bradley Burston and most of Haaretz editorialists - can't seem to understand the difference between "what would work" and "what can work". Just because a certain scenario would spell peace doesn't mean that scenario is realistically achievable. If the world takes Levy's advice and pressures Hamas to recognize Israel while pressuring Israel to leave the West Bank, it will just be repeating the exact same mistake it made leading up to the Oslo accords: Hamas will prevaricate and wage terror by proxy, and Israel will get increased terror in exchange for any withdrawals. Let me be clear. I'm not advocating for the Quartet Road Map. I'm just pointing out that wishful thinking about a negotiated pullout and blossoming peace is as neo-messianic and unrealistic today as it was in 1993, and indeed as it has always been throughout world history.

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