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    • Sidney
    • 15.09.09 | 20:45 (IDT)

    Under present and foreseeable conditions, there is a significant probability that a Palestinian country would be a terror base against Israel and a staging base for an attack sponsored by countries like Iran, No responsible Israeli government can risk this. The only reasonable policy is to "hold on" until major changes occur in the Arab Muslim world. With renewable energy and electric cars, there oil wealth will disappear. As China has learned, the price of economic survival is opening up to the rest of the world. With this opening, militant Islam will fade and the desire to destroy Israel will no longer be more important that improving the lives of people. Then, peace will be possible.

    from the article: A pragmatic vision for Israel's Left: A reply to Benny Morris
    First published 16:22 15.09.09 | Last updated 16:09 13.11.09
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