"The initial Arab world's intransigence toward a peaceful settlement gave Israel a cart blanche to continue the occupation and reenforce it with settlements." (Eli) I beg to differ, sir. In fact, I can't disagree more. Nothing should have given our leadership 'carte blanche' to pursue a disastrous, suicidal policy of settling (mostly fanatical religious) Israeli nationals amidst a foreign stateless occupied hostile population. We erred in believing they will consent to stay forever our silent and obedient subjects. We are now prisoners of our occupation and settlements, challenged by an Islamist enclave we cannot live with nor defeat, and still trying, desperately, to impose our will on a people we took control of 42 years ago. And I don't feel, every time I say that, any need to also mention the mistakes of the other side. The Palestinian leadership is not answerable to us. Our leaders are. And no leadership can change its course as long as it refuses to first admit it has erred. This is what makes me (and my friends) run. Join me/us. Ps: This world has much changed, since Abba Eban's speech to the UN. And remember, he also used to say, "Nations always find the right solution to their problems. After having, of course, tried every other one." We are still at it.
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from the article: A license to kill