Currently, Israel's enemies pose no serious threat to Israel. Because of this, Israel is not motivated to make sacrifices in order to make peace with them. As long as American political, financial, and military aid continues unhampered, and, as long as Israel can count on American backup in a crisis, why should Israel return even one square inch of occupied land? American politicians need to learn that you do not get Israeli cooperation by giving them things. You get Israeli cooperation by taking things away from them. Until that happens, people should stop wasting their time on mideast peace efforts.
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