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    • J Thomas
    • 20.03.10 | 15:31 (IST)

    If Palestinians can't even trust Israel to keep her word about a temporary settlement freeze, how can they expect Israel to honor a peace treaty? And yet they have been negotiating with Israel for decades. Why would they bother, if they didn't trust the Israeli government to keep its commitments? So this must be just another propaganda ploy. Of course Israel keeps her commitments. Israel stops illegal settlements and jails the perpetrators to keep them out of trouble and to discourage others. Israel keeps her commitments! If it wasn't true, and Israeli citizens didn't rise up and *make* it true, that would mean that Israelis would not be ready for self-government.

    from the article: PA: Place supervisors in settlements to ensure freeze
    First published 13:45 20.03.10 | Last updated 13:51 20.03.10
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