Settlements are a red herring - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnnyz
    • 05.10.11 | 21:03 (IST)

    I'm opposed to settlement expansion but it is not a real issue because the so-called expansion or pizza pie eating that Tony describes is really only happening in communities that would be included in Israel under every land swap proposal under discussion. So for the Pals to hide behind "settlement expansion" as a reason to avoid making hard choices for a lasting peace agreement is just dishonest. They don't want to negotiate now and so they come up with excuses. It doesn't mean the world has to accept those excuses. It's not just the Israelis who avoid hard choices, you know.

    from the article: Israel: Palestinian UNESCO bid is rejection of negotiations
    First published 20:22 05.10.11 | Last updated 20:22 05.10.11
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