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    • melpomene
    • 10.04.11 | 13:20 (IDT)

    A sane and constructive proposal. It would take the wind out of much anti Israel propaganda , to say the least. And healthier for Israel's self esteem than being forced into acquiescence. On domestic front: it is equally essential to convince the electorate that the occupation is economically unsustainable. The government should stress that the money poured into the settlements could better be used trying to diminish the shocking social gap in Israel itself. This would be a far more effective strategy than the ethical (or demographic) arguments against the occupation- which valid as they are- are insufficient. Can the Israeli leadership as it is currently composed rise to the challenge? Unlikely. But eventually this is the only way to repair Israels ties with the outside world, and restore its own health

    from the article: Israel should recognize Palestinian statehood
    First published 03:12 10.04.11 | Last updated 03:12 10.04.11
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