in the Middle East is not like buying a piece of IKEA furniture. Nor are people's lives like a bushel of wheat which can be bargained for in the local street market. Yet, Israel's government seems to think in bargaining terms as though they were. Israels' superior military is not a bargaining chip. The sooner Israel's leaders learn this, the better.
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from the article: U.S.: Only Israel, Palestinians should decide Jerusalem's future