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    • Gili
    • 11.05.12 | 19:17 (IDT)

    "What is the height of its aspirations, having realized that it cannot both obtain peace and hold onto the territories?" You imply that giving up the territories will lead to peace. There is no proof of that. In fact, there is historical proof to the contrary. The fact of the matter is: every time Israel has given up land it has found itself in a worse security situation. That's historical fact. I'm not saying Israel should keep land no matter what. I'm just saying that you don't really know what the solution is any more than the rest of us. Insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different outcome. We've tried the Oslo Accords. It failed, miserably. I'm in favor of a bottom-up solution, not a top-down one. You don't give land to people who hate you and hope they magically love you the next day. You first moderate ties on a low level and as relations improve over time you *then* reward them. Land is permanent, peace is temporary. Look at Egypt. They got back the Sinai. What prevents them from revoking the peace treat tomorrow? Will we get our land back if they do?

    from the article: The IDF's dark secret – an utter lack of policy
    First published 11:27 11.05.12 | Last updated 11:27 11.05.12
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