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    • Ben Gurion
    • 07.09.06 | 16:16 (IDT)

    Since the advent of Likud (1977), there has been no program by them on how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem. And while Israel was mostly successful in paralyzing US initiatives and pushes in this field, there are times when larger world events pushes the Americans to break loose from their paralysis. The best will be if Israel comes up with its own program, or else it will ever be subject to pressures in directions that may or may not be best for it. Here is my peace plan. Follow it, and the world will have no requirements from Israel: 1. Make peace with Syria. The Syrians offered it to Sharon (following Hafez Assad moves). Syria at peace will kill Hizballah, and get Meshal and other Palestinian rejectionists out of there. Cost: The Golan. 2. Make peace with Lebanon. They want it, and nothing will stop it now. 3. Make peace with the Palestinians. Abbas wants it, and Hamas was about ready to join the Prisoners' Document, essentially adopting Fatah positions. Cost: Nearly all/all the Territories. 4. Make peace with all Arab states, as per the Saudi plan. 5. Iran, having been pushed out of the region, looks elsewhere to cause trouble. Iraq and Afghanistan will keep them and the US busy. Israel is no longer of central interest to them.

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