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    • Murray
    • 16.07.07 | 22:40 (IDT)

    Hey, I can sympathise with your hope that somehow all the Palestinians will decide they want to live somewhere else and their Arab brethren will welcome then in, and then you can have all of what you regard as Israel (well, all of what some of you do) and everything will be lovely. It's a lovely hope, and in terms of the welfare of humanity it might not be too bad - it certainly scores out over the belief on the other side that the Jews will just go back where they came from. But get your heads round it, it just isn't gonna happen. You've had 40 years of oppressing the Palestinians, and they're still there. Short of extermination or something close, they're still gonna be there. And for the sake of humanity and Israel (in case the 1st doesn't mean much to you) you've got to come to an agreement, and one which removes the festering sore of the refugee camps (that's what the "right of return" is about, yes that's right, the long-term security of Israel).

    from the article: Nothing to sell the Palestinians
    First published 00:00 16.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.07.07
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