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Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]

Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Jan 7, 2009 at 21:17

HELLO DANIEL

I am tempted to agree with your suggestion to return Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan.

With some difficutlty King Abdullah may accept that proposal because he does not sense any danger from the West Bank Palestininans, whereas Egypt may be reluctant to the close ties Gaza (Hamas) Palestininans have to the Muslim Brotherhood which is a major danger to overthrow Mubarak.

King Abdullah knows that his population is about 60% Palestinians so these people will feel at home. I favor giving them an area of the counytry that will be theirs if they refuse to integragte to the local tissue.

As for Mubarak, this issue may end up to be a reverse psychology issue showing the Brotherhood that he is ready to help resolve the problem, while all they care for is "ideology" that does not feed its people.

From an economic standpoint, it would be advantageous to both parties for these few million of people will be extra consumers of goods while they can also participate to improving everyone's life

What we all need is , if we cannot get rid of the "Hamas ideology", is to remove the existing leaders who are the ones fomenting all the violence. The Arab world outside of Palestine should be the one to come and convince the Palestinian population that Hamas is not the answer but rather the main opposition to any peace or the advancement of tthe Palestinian people.

Only once, the Palestinian mass will understand their predicament , as it is, then we can move. It is time the world appreciate the commen sense it has been lacking and which led to what we have on hand today. I said it before, as long as people think the way they do today, there is no solution. So we need to change our way of thinking at all levels.

I woud favor this avenue to a two state solution for as long as they are side by side, the temptation is there to attack one another. Why not have a referundum and ask the people what their choice would be. Not all but many will go with this idea. the problem will be what will we do with the others.

One thing at a time

JACQUE HADIDA

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