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    • Nathan
    • 09.05.13 | 18:02 (IDT)

    Israel tried to approach the situation with civility and compassion. Israel removed all of its citizens from Gaza and gave it to the Palestinians. The result was that a week later there were bombs raining on southern Israel. Israel attempted to remove its military presence from the West Bank in three steps and after the second step was completed, attacks on Israel started again. I'm sorry that appeasement has not worked thus far, but the Palestinians have showed that they are not willing to reciprocate a peace process as long as there is international pressure that is attempting to destroy Israel and give them the entire area. And if those are the choices, why would they talk? Abbas only sat down at the negotiating table when the US threatened to remove our support. Netanyahu sent regular requests to Abbas asking him to just talk and Abbas' response was that once Israel stops building in the West Bank, he will talk. That is not the path to peace, that is the path to getting your own way, which is all the Palestinians have shown they are interested in.

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