Are Shavit's self revelatory statements genuine? To his questions what needs to be done to regain its legitimacy, Israel must abide by resolution 242. Israel's right to self defense by all means will be justified only after the Palestinians have established their free state and taken reponsibility for its actions by adhering to international law. It this simple. Bygones are bygones. It must be a fresh, forward looking start. The relationship between these two independent states will and should depend wholy on what will take place from that point on.
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