Statehood is an important first step which will make available new options. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 28.06.11 | 22:04 (IDT)

    It will not be easy to get Israel to stop settlement expansion, let alone get the settlements out of the west bank. It is doable with a combination of sanctions and other international pressure. Although these measures are not immediately forthcoming, they are inevitable when you view Israel's image and reception in the world and how they have degraded over the years. They will continue to degrade and it won't be long until sanctions are inevitable. As for the American government's unquestioning support of Israel, this is on the way out as well. Already we see that Obama's actions are not in keeping with America's long time position on a two state solution. People no longer rely on CNN and major networks who have a policy on not reporting anything about Israel except positive news. This is why there is a virtual news blackout in America regarding Israel and the Palestinians. All this is changing.

    from the article: Palestinian PM: UN recognition of state will just be symbolic victory
    First published 21:31 28.06.11 | Last updated 21:31 28.06.11
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