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Dr. Brandstetter, hasn't your opinion changed?

Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]
in response to reader comment: half the truth

Submitted by sara (United States), Jan 13, 2009 at 19:08

I was reading a very old post of yours and was curious to hear your reaction to this. Like many of us, it seems you entertained the idea that leaving Gaza might have benefits. In 2004 your wrote:

...On the other hand, Gaza is where Palestinian sovereignty can be established immediately, and a place where recalcitrant Arabs who insist on pursuing terror as a way to exterminate the Jews can be extradited. The Gaza strip borders are defensible, and rockets can be subdued with aitborne military means. In fact, Arabs are so afraid of this solution, they have done everything to avert it. As a soldier who has served in Gaza I know the Jewish situation there is untenable. As for Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, they cannot be truly, geographically separated, by any means, including the Fence, and there warfare shall continue untill one of the sides gives up. http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/13959

I am reading about Hatikva and find great affinity with it. I was a big Tzomet supporter. I wish you great success with this much needed alternative party to Likud.

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