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    • Nick
    • 25.11.11 | 15:24 (IST)

    Your article is well-written and well thought-out. I think that you are still quite soft on the situation in the territories. It is indeed nearly identical in spirit and in law to Apartheid. Separation of all matters, different laws for different groups, and vastly different relationships of the state to the two communities support my assertion. Israel must "normalize" and stop forcing the world to accept its exceptionalism. Allowing the Palestinians a viable state will go a great way towards reducing the human rights abuses in the WB and Gaza, and will reduce regional tensions. In fact, the entire premise of Hizbullah, Hamas, (even Syrian foreign policy) would be undermined by an Israeli-Palestinian agreement. I hope that leaders will break away from the racist construct you described and work towards a just peace that will remove the grievances of the Palestinians and allow Israel to be at peace with others- and with itself.

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    First published 08:20 25.11.11 | Last updated 08:20 25.11.11
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