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    • Ed
    • 11.01.10 | 07:12 (IST)

    Israel needs to propose new major concessions. To both Hamas and Fatah. Offering a single piece of contiguous land as a carrot to get them to reunite and negotiate as one power with Israel. Israel would need to gamble, taking the moral high ground, recognizing that they were wrong to move into this Palestinian land in the first place but now that its been done so long GENUINELY work for a compromise. Be willing to give significant land concessions to create a VIABLE Palestinian state that has equal advantages with Israel such as farm land, irrigation water, sea access and some sort of division of Jeruselum. It can't be done with the notion of "bargaining to get the best deal" for one side. It has to be equal in value, otherwise people will see through this over time and problems will continue. This is what it would take....unfortunately I don't think it will ever happen.

    from the article: Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it's too late
    First published 02:27 11.01.10 | Last updated 09:30 11.01.10
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