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    • Jim Lehmann
    • 01.06.13 | 11:38 (IDT)

    What would happen to settlements and to settlers if the borders of a Palestinian state encompassed them? The settlers would became citizens of Palestine and subject to it's laws. Would they want to live there under those circumstances as a distinct minority? The political winds would blow against them and their status as a small political minority would not work in their favor. But there would be no need to evict them. They could choose to stay under they changed and, more likely, less hospitable circumstances. In short, they'd pay the price of living in ancestral lands by becoming a minority again. Some would decide that they would be more comfortable living in Israel and leave the settlements. As this outflow continued, those remaining would become an even smaller minority and one whose political clout

    from the article: U.S. efforts to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations: Too little, too late?
    First published 22:42 31.05.13 | Last updated 10:05 31.05.13
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