The real chief for Israel not negotiating in good faith is that the West Bank Palestinians have not been a threat so they think. Everything's under control as much as it can be, and the status quo can be maintained indefinitely. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morgan Thaler
    • 05.10.10 | 22:00 (IST)

    Before the current peace talks prompted Hamas to bring about a few terror attacks the West Bank was reportedly so cool that they considering to ease restrictions. The sad is that Israel won't seroiusly consider making peace until the West Bank Palestinians become a serious threat again. Of once that happens the more radical leadership that will be in charge then won't want to make peace. In my opinion were Israel to make serious offer to pull both the IDF and the settlers out of the West bank and divide up Jerusalem with joint custody of the most disputed places, the Right of Return would solved by some kind compensation formula.

    from the article: Netanyahu meets top ministers, but no mention of settlement freeze extension
    First published 19:20 05.10.10 | Last updated 19:20 05.10.10
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