if what Barak is now floating on behalf of Bibi and the Jewish nation actually works. What he espoused is an eminently practical and viable Israeli proposal for peace. Where he refers to the settlement blocs he is talking about the major settlement blocs that are reasonably close to the '67 armistice lines that everyone, including Abbas, knows will have to remain in Israel's hands while the Palestinians get the Arab areas of East Jerusalem for a capitol. There is no way to have real peace without hard compromise from both sides. The resulting benefits of peace will give the Palestinian Arabs the homeland they and Israel both need not just to survive but to thrive. Peace with the Palestinians will provide Israel stability and the opportunity to grow into a major economic power with huge benefits for the Palestinians, the region and the rest of the world. It will indeed positively impact the Arab world as much as, and likely more, than Israel.
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from the article: Barak to Haaretz: Israel ready to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal
PLO's Saeb Erekat says talks have ground to a halt due to Israel's rejection of Palestinian requests to resume full security duties in Area A.15:16 03.05.16 | 0 comments