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    • 08.03.11 | 17:19 (IST)

    Here is is in a nutshell Tony Silver. The Palestinian situation cannot be resolved until there is a viable government in control of both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. As long as Fatah controls its enemies by arresting and silencing them and Hamas does the same there is no entity with which to make binding agreements. Hamas is not a sovereign entity that is capable of leading the Palestinian people to peace. WHY? Because they refuse to renounce terror and recognize and Internationally recognized State of Israel. Thats a non negotiable starter. Why would Israel negotiate its own right to exist?? That is what the Palestinians are hoping for. They are hoping to get back their land, not recognize Israel and then stir up the pot again like they did in 1948. The Arab world has its own problems. All of the countries being rocked by revolt are not interested in fighting Israel. They must first fix their own problems. Once they have done that they can focus on hating Israel and trying to destroy it once again. America knows that it gets a solid investment by supporting Israel. Look at the money that was poured down the drain for 32 years of peace with Egypt. In one swoop a perhaps unfriendly regime will take over Egypt and renege on the peace treaty. The simple question begs itself....IF Egypt can do this, Jordan could do this, then why would the Palestinians not do the same?? The same Oslo agreements that legitimized Yasser Arafat and his Black September cronies can be quashed by public dissent. They could be foolish enough to believe that a revolt in the territories would spill over into Arab Israeli Israel spelling the end of the Jewish State. You can rest assured that Ahmanutjob, Nasrallah and Assad are watching and waiting to make their next moves. Its even highly likely that Iran is behind all the unrest in partnership with Al Qaeda.

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    First published 09:12 08.03.11 | Last updated 12:01 08.03.11
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