what Israelis (and the Palestinians) do in these negotiations is a complete waste of time. Why? If we think about the situation in simple terms: there are two sides one that is powerful and exercises power on the ground (that is Israel) and one that is weak with no real authority or power. Given this fact and given the natural tendencies of "powerful" sides, the weak is always a looser. But when the two sides, regardless their differences, want to solve things it can always be solved. Why is it a problem for Israel to go back into 67 lines, give (E.) Jerusalem to the Pals as their capital, and let them be independent like any other country in the world? The answer can be as simple as Israel is more powerful and dictate what happens. Some may argue well why should Israel give the Pals these things, they should leave to Jordan or wherever. I say that Israel, although powerful, cannot really kick out the 4.5 millions living there and who actually belong the land whether Israel like it or not. Denying the facts at both sides is counterproductive. Both people can settle their differences if they want to. But the arrogance of the more powerful and the inability of the weak shape politics and negotiations. Therefore there will never be a solution but war, which is a sad reality.
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