We will lose the Galilee and the Negev - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 07.09.09 | 11:18 (IDT)

    The settlers, instead of trying to realize their messianic dreams in land which has never been a part of the State of Israel, should have instead built their settlements in the heavily Arab-populated Galilee and Negev, which are internationally recognized as part of the State of Israel. By doing so, they would have saved the State of Israel much wasted money and loss of favor thorughout the world, they would have saved themselves much heartbreak, as has already happened to them in Gaza and will undoubtedly happen to thtm in the West Bank as well, and - MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL - they would have changed the demographic balance and stopped the increasing Israeli Arab demands for political autonomy in the HEAVILY Arab-inhabited parts of Israel - the Galilee and the Negev. But they did not and they won't, so let's kiss the Galilee and the Negev goodbye.

    from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?
    First published 01:47 07.09.09 | Last updated 17:12 07.09.09
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