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    • Matthew Houston
    • 19.03.10 | 01:32 (IST)

    It's no secret that Israel would rather trade the entire West Bank and even some parts of Israel for all of Jerusalem. So what purpose does it serve to enact trust-building measures in the West Bank, when the issue is Jerusalem? I don't think the West Bank is really the question. It's like someone stealing your car, but offering to mow your yard as a consolation...it just doesn't equate...as if afterward you'd then trust them fully. What would really build the trust would be returning the car and then building the trust on top of that. Try some trust-building moves in Jerusalem that actually balance out the action taken. This whole thing makes a mockery of the two-state solution.

    from the article: Israel to engage in 'trust-building' moves in wake of East Jerusalem row
    First published 22:48 18.03.10 | Last updated 23:58 18.03.10
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