The settlements are the tool to press the Palestinians. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • a Jew from the USSR
    • 23.04.12 | 15:28 (IDT)

    It is quite clear that the settlements are the tool to press Palestinians to accept the deal Israel wants. The longer they wait the less land will be under discussion. For all practical purposes, there is no police or military force in Israel that will agree for a large scale evacuation of the settlers. More than three quarters for the solders in the battle units and low ranking officers are either with knitted skullcaps or from Russian speaking families. They harbor a great measure of disdain towards the leftist, and in their eyes utterly corrupt establishment. Thanks to the lapses made by the leftists and careful exploitations of these lapses by Lieberman, every Russian speaking soldier knows “leftist is a racist” (literal translation of the headline in Israeli-Russian newspapers and in Maariv!). It is too late. The best we can hope is that there will be a brave enough leader who will set the border where he can, disregarding the world opinion. Let him annex some part of the West bank and declare that the other part is not hours. At least we will stop ruling other people.

    from the article: The Israeli government's badge of shame
    First published 02:39 23.04.12 | Last updated 02:39 23.04.12
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