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Peace in Our Time?

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Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Nov 28, 2007 at 20:28

In Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the Israelis are always reduced to the lowest common standards of the Palestinians at least in the eyes of the third world. Well, so far Annapolis is following the prescribed script; an agreed upon declaration of understanding and grandstanding speeches to be followed by more meetings. But a more telling observation is that there was no handshake between Olmert and Abbas on the final day-----an omen?

It is known that for Israel to reach a peace accord it will have to make most of the concessions. One already, in principle, is a fait accompli----the partition of Jerusalem. The final border is generally known all that has to be settled is on which side will the Israeli settlements be located! As for the Palestinian refugee problem one can either throw enough money at it and it will disappear or when the Israelis are forced out of the West Bank settlements move the "refugees" into those vacated residences----I understand they're really nice.

Of course, the continued and perhaps increasing attacks from Hamas could force Israel into a major military operation or even to reoccupy Gaza. In that case, all bets are off. Some how why do I believe that is exactly what Hamas and Iran want?!


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Stupidity and Arrogance [127 words]David W. LincolnDec 7, 2007 11:48115887
who knows? [194 words]John W McGinleyDec 7, 2007 11:20115880
A few words can say a great deal [67 words]Anthony DaytonDec 7, 2007 09:37115873
A battle on the meaning of words [49 words]mannyDec 7, 2007 09:13115870
Not to worry. [62 words]Brian HDec 4, 2007 12:06115706
After Annapolis [611 words]Builders of ZionDec 4, 2007 02:54115688
Same Old Same Old, Only More So [300 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 16:58115658
Bush is irresponsible, along with Rice. [146 words]YnnatchkahDec 1, 2007 13:56115539
dangerous grey areas [202 words]Rebecca MouldsDec 1, 2007 12:55115536
Dangerous, delusional Machiavellian appeasement [125 words]jennifer solisNov 29, 2007 15:27115337
Amazing how quickly Bush ensured Annapolis was a net minus [146 words]Charles MartelNov 29, 2007 11:20115311
peace in our time [118 words]john samfordNov 29, 2007 10:34115301
mr. abbas is a joke . [230 words]zari namdarNov 29, 2007 03:41115269
Hamas and Fatah part of peace process [659 words]titania jonesNov 28, 2007 20:49115235
Wrong Headed Thinking Only Leads To Greater Problems [207 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 17:29115235
Abu Alaa and The Tale Of The Tightening Screws: Daniel's quote of Ahmed Qurei' [1484 words]Gerald A. HonigmanNov 28, 2007 20:47115233
Peace in Our Time? [207 words]BlackspeareNov 28, 2007 20:28115231
Balancing act [43 words]Brian HDec 4, 2007 12:30115231
Bush on the wrong side of the "War on Terror" [405 words]DrRJPNov 28, 2007 19:24115225
DrRJP [7 words]orange yonasonDec 3, 2007 17:52115225

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