Somewhat unfair to state that "No" ends in lamentations - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • kunta
    • 27.05.11 | 10:21 (IDT)

    considering that the 2nd intifada started precisely after Israel made a perfectly reasonable offer to the Palestinians. That intifada did not start under Netanyahu or Sharon, but under Barak, at the head of a Labor-Meretz government. The argument that Netanyahu's "nos" are inevitably going to lead to a conflagration should be set against the historical reality that Israel has limited control over the outcome of events. I am not saying that a flare up isn't going to happen. I just want to point out that it isn't fair to conclude that strong right-wing policies necessarily result in war while lenient left-wing policies result in peace. That conclusion has simply not been historically proven.

    from the article: Don't look to Netanyahu for goodwill or hope
    First published 01:04 27.05.11 | Last updated 01:04 27.05.11
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