"your assertion that the settlements are the main cause for the stalemate in the peace negotiations." (Tim R) Of course they are. Listen to our Pres. Shimon Peres warning us, "Israel would have difficulty dismantling West Bank settlements without causing a civil war in Israel." 20 nov 2008. www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1038961.html No WB settlements dismantling, no end to the occupation, and no Palestinian state. No wonder that Bibi, who so relunctantly accepted a Palestinian state, half-heartedly, on his second term only, the least willing to risk a civil war, has refused to stop building in East-Jlem, even not for a while, willfully stalling negotiations. "We can try advancing our case as best as we can. That's what successive Israeli governments have been doing with mixed degrees of success." (Tim R) Mixed degrees of success? The understatement of the year. Well, this year is still young. You have enough time to come up with a more pathetic joke than this one.
- 12:43 PM
from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel