why don't the Palestinians try a 'velvet revolution'? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 17.11.09 | 15:57 (IST)

    they've tried everything else (incl. a declaration of independence - in 1988), so maybe it's time to try something really new. they'd gain sympathy w/most of the world & w/many more israelis. & they'd disarm the israeli right, which is the proper way to do it, not handing them ever-additional cards & ammunition by resorting to violence. just a thought, on the 20 years anniversary of the czechoslovak velvet revolution in november -89, which was completely bloodless, spontaneous & unpredictable. (it's a national holiday in prague today.)

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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