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Possible exchange of territories between Israelis and Palestinians

Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]
in response to reader comment: Comprehensive Solution : Jerusalem & Population Exchange

Submitted by DEMSCI (Netherlands), Jan 11, 2009 at 06:44

I too would consider population exchange as was practised by Greeks & Turks after World War I and Hindus & Muslims in 1948. But to a smaller degree. Gaza can remain apart. It could be seen as the original Philistine state, which was situated there. Historically it seems that Judea with Jerusalem was more essential to Jews than the north of Israel was. With the help of generous compensation, Palestinians around HEBRON, and SouthEast to Jerusalem could migrate to the North, whereas Northern Israelis simultaneously could move to the South. Not all, those who want to stay elect to stay in either Israel or Palestina. But if Israel (Judea) received the southern Westbank + Palestina the North of Galilee, with its many Israeli Arab citizens, 2 viable states could emerge from Israel & Westbank, excluding Gaza. I think merely the land on which he/ she lives does not a person much happiness. Peace & Prosperity give much more happiness.

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