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    • George
    • 25.10.07 | 09:31 (IST)

    Peace with the Palestinians is a noble ideal...but under the way things have been handled over the past fifteen years, peace on Palestinian terms is outright national suicide. Amir's idiocy in killing Rabin didn't take into account Rabin would have discovered the same thing as more recent leaders...that you can offer the Palestinians so much, but t, but NOhey'll want MORE regardless. And it will still mean national suicide under such conditions. NO other people would be asked to work against their own best interests. Nobody else would actually accept suc a proposition. If Rabin had lived, he would have found Yasser was still a pain in the butt, that not much had changed in the Palestinian desires, and he perhaps would have eventually admitted that. Amir only made matters worse and caused a reaction amongst Israelis that is not helping. Peace is a worthy goal, but not at the cost of national suicide.

    from the article: Democracy or hypocrisy
    First published 00:00 24.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 24.10.07
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