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    • Tzfonit
    • 31.03.07 | 08:45 (IDT)

    A comprehensive peace agreement with the Palestinians and the entire oderate Arab world would eliminate all of Israel's present risks and existential threats. Continuing the present situation presents us with a risky future at best. But we must play a dynamic role in molding that agreement from the beginning. It is time to stop pending negotiations on issues such as recognition of Israel and right of return. Negotiation IS recognition, and right of return must be solved after an agreement has been reached, not before. In order for this to work, the Arabs must stop viewing this agreement as an attempt to avenge events of the past and settle accounts. The agreement must answer one question and one question only: There is one Land, there are two peoples who want to share it. How is this to be done fairly and in a manner that will being security and self-determiniation to both? The Israeli leader who takes it upon himself or herself to make peace will have to have a viable answer.

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    First published 00:00 30.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.03.07
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