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    • Courcey
    • 07.02.10 | 19:28 (IST)

    Israelis may well really want peace with their neighbours, but on the cheap. They seem to envisage a peace with Syria in which that country cuts ties with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas while Israel retains the Golan. Israel would then satisfy the Palestinians with a "state" comprising non-contiguous bantustans in the West Bank with severely limited sovereignty. Most reasonable people see a peace where Israel leaves occupied Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian territories in exchange for recognition by her neighbours and others, as offered twice by the Arabs. If I stole your horse, should I expect you to shake hands in reconciliation while I retain the horse?

    from the article: Peace with Syria as vital as stopping Iran's bomb
    First published 01:55 07.02.10 | Last updated 18:32 07.02.10
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