True, Sharon knew it. So what? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Laurent
    • 18.06.07 | 21:44 (IDT)

    True, Sharon knew what would happen when Israel withdrew from Gaza. "They are bloodthirsty and treacherous" he said to Rice. And he was right. So what? What should Israel do? What have we not tried yet? I mean, Barak withdrew unilateraly from south Lebanon in 2000 and for six years Hezbollah used its "liberation" to prepare for the next holy war. No fences, closures, intrusions or border controls to blame here. The problem facing Israel is a moral problem and "every way you look at it you loose". Israel must continue to walk a difficult path between the present immorality of the occupation and the future dangers of appeasing fanatics with a genocidal agenda. Unfortunately that has not, cannot and will not help muslim arabs to reform their political philosophy. Sharon knew that too, when he talked of a 100 years war. To conclude: it would be nice to make peace with Finland, but Israel will have to wait for Islam to reform itself. Don't hold your breath.

    from the article: Sharon's dream
    First published 00:00 18.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.06.07
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