The minuses of unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank
Unilateral moves may actually postpone achieving the strategic goal - an agreed-on separation from the Palestinians - which would grant Israel the legitimacy to stand up for its rights.
The stalemate in negotiations with the Palestinians and the assumption that it's impossible at present to reach a final-status solution have revived the idea of evacuating part of the West Bank unilaterally. Supporters of this idea believe that current trends, especially the expansion of the settlement enterprise, must be stopped before taking a decision that will anchor the two-state solution. A unilateral...
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