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    • Colin Wright
    • 17.04.06 | 02:41 (IDT)

    A fine essay -- but I disagree with the underlying assumption. The underlying assumption is that Israel wants peace; that peace would serve her interests. Nonsense. In a state of peace, Israel settling her citizens on land she doesn't even claim to own would be obviously out of the question. In a state of peace, the paradigm that the Palestinians are the satanic enemy against whom all measures of oppression are justified would fall apart of its own accord. In a state of peace, either Israel would be out of the West Bank or its inhabitants would have the vote. Whethr Israel's decision-makers are quite concious of these points, or whether they put them to themselves in quite this way, is secondary. The logic of the situation impels Israel to keep baiting the Palestinians, to keep the pot boiling. That Israel does and probably will keep doing. There will be no peace.

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