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    • Tom
    • 16.11.09 | 04:28 (IST)

    I surprised there is no sense of manifest destiny. Israel does 99 year leases of land in the Czech republic, but doesn't even consider the idea for the Palestinian lands no occupied and for future expansion. The US did this with the Hawaiian Islands--all the land was 'owned' with 99 year leases to originating with the Hawaiian natives, and many became quite wealthy as a result. The ownership ultimately remains with the Hawaiians. It is not a perfect solution and expensive, but certainly a lot cheaper and ultimately much more productive than the constant fighting and the whole tribal 'us' vs 'them' mentality that really only benefits (and is very much encouraged by) the many enemies of the combined population of Israel and Palestine. They all claim to be 'friends' of Palestine or Israel, but like everyone else in the international arena, really only care about their own interests, which often includes Israel and Palestine to be in a constant battle rather than (horrors!) becoming one.

    from the article: Would Israel accept a state-and-a-half solution?
    First published 02:07 16.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 16.11.09
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