The path was open and was refused - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ed Stack
    • 26.10.11 | 11:20 (IST)

    There has been a simple path to peace that has been open and on the table and refused. It was refused because it is a two step path. Maybe it was refused because it could ave been done. Israel has been offering to give back Gaza to Egypt since 1976. If Egypt had accepted the return, they could have taken a few years or whatever was needed to help build a government and make it an independent entity. Gaza would not have been under Israeli rule. Israel has been offering a peace with Jordan. Jordan washed its hands of the west bank. if Jordan had made peace, and it would not have been as easy as the steps for Gaza, Jordan could have also built a political entity on the west bank. Jordan could then grant the entity on the west bank, its freedom. The the two free entities could have voted to unite. Israel would not be involved. Simple. Democratic. Doable. Could have been done 30 years ago. Why wasn't it? The doable peace that wasn't

    from the article: Former U.S. envoy: Mideast peace stalemate could lead to West Bank violence
    First published 00:46 26.10.11 | Last updated 00:46 26.10.11
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