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Jordan/Egypt - Land For Peace?Seriously? - Distract from Iran

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Submitted by Leigh (user name) (United States), Jan 28, 2009 at 14:52

Hello Mr. Pipes,

Your Jordan/Egypt option is very clever. I must admit, I had a big smile (maybe smirk) on my face after reading it. It is a wonderful solution. However 2 things pop out. One, neither countries would ever agree to this. They don't want this land, people or responsibility. Two, this still would not satisfy Hamas or Fatah, because the truth is, after all this "land For Peace" try after try, Israel and US leader after leader, it's apparent that what Palestinian leadership, both Fatah and Hamas, really want is all of Israel. Jew- Free, like other Arab countries would be icing on the cake.

Land For Peace, has been tried and tried, but there IS a reason it isn't working. Caroline Glick explained it well in her most recent article. As I see it, It's not the fault of all the incompetent leaders,both Us and Israel alike, although that is probably partially correct....it is the fault of the delusional hopes and dreams of Israel and the US. The world must really pay attention to the reality of Palestinian actions and respond based on that. Palestinians are brainwashed by their leader after leader to want Israel for themselves, not land for peace.

There are few Palestinians, although they do exist, that want peace in exchange for land. Most want peace in exchange for all of Israel, disguised in many packages...this is truly what is sought after. Until the world recognizes this as a truth, everyone will spin it's wheels trying to understand why peace has not yet been attained. This fact must be understood as the Palestinian truth and bottom line premise. It is spread in Arabic around the world. It is discussed in code talk at fundraisers in the US such as "one state solution" and it is inferred through maps omitting Israel, among so many other ways seen by those that do not wear rose-colored glasses. With Mitchell and Obama, Israel is deeply in trouble again. This means she must stand up and act on her own...easier said than done with the world against you as well as your own diaspora.

As for Hamas being a distraction to the real problem "Iran". I agree...every minute squandered is a minute closer to the demise of Western thought and tangible demise of Israel. What is our leadership really doing other than talk? Protecting our government leaders with underground cities when the time comes? Every night I go to sleep and wonder if tomorrow will be the day...and I'm in the US, not Israel.

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