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RESOLUTION TO THE PAL CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL- TWO STATE SOLUTION IS NO LONGER REASONABLE!

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Submitted by JKF (Canada), Jan 30, 2009 at 21:48

Firstly it is time everyone faced the situation head on; the conflict is a Pal conflict against Israel. Israel has done every thing to avoid it, but the Pals continue to select terrorists to represent their interests. These terrorists can not bridge the gap to peace. Negotiations for the Pal leaders, is for them to dictate terms and Israel to accept them. It is unfortunate that too many Israeli leaders did not want to hurt their feelings, and those of Israeli allies, and went along for a ride to absurd solutions that are not workkable or enforceable. Lies and absurdities can not possible resolve the situation.

The situation is that the Pal leaders are not prepared to negotiate, but expect Israel to capitulate to their terms. The Pals would rather see bloodbaths, than see a better future for the Pals and also the Israelis. Lately, Abbas and the PA may be reforming; I am not yet fully conviced if this reform is just window dressing or a real desire to stop attacking Israeli citizens. I must say that the continued strain that has been impossed by terrorism on Israel, is starting to take the liberal, enlightened, peace seeking, and ever foregiving deep veneer right off the Israeli population. The abuse, by the Pals at the negotiating table, is erroding the normally left leaning views of the average Israeli. As positions harden, on the Israeli side, the solution that Araf the demented clown rejected, will no longer have any legitimacy or support. The holding incomunicado of G. Schalit is rapidly becoming a lasting symbol for all that Israelis see as being wrong with the Pals and their intransigent position on any solution including Araft's stupid failure to accept the two state solution then, and now only a mirage.

The two state solution may have been reasonable 9 years ago, before Iran got involved in an ambitions expansionist program. With Iran in Gaza, as represented by their proxy Hamas, the resolution leading to any Pal state is well beyond the horizon of posibilities. Much the same as the situation in Lebanon; as long as Iran is in Lebanon, as represented by its proxy Hizbullah, Lebanon will never see peace or the resurgence of a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, democratic state. Much the same as in Iraq, as long as Iran is involved in Iraq, as represented by Al Sadr and his band of retrograde murderous criminals, Iraq will not be free, or democratic or multi ethnic or multi religeous state. Much the same as Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc etc. The US gvmt's intellectual administrators keep on looking the other way, because they are not prepared to resolve the issue at the source. As long as all these unresolved issues, re Iran, remain the two state soluttion is not even a possible mirage.

Realistically speaking, unless Iran is removed from Gaza, we are looking at a three state solution. The state of Israel, a West Bank Pal state, and some kind of quasi state entity in Gaza. The idea of turning Gaza over to Egypt and the West bank over to Jordan, is a nice Western mind, made in Disneyland, solution. Neither Egypt nor Jordan want anything to do with a Pal entity. Hamas is not a fit for Egypt, and the West Bank is not a very good fit for a Jordanian national identity, because of already bad dempgraphics. Jordanians will soon be a minority in their own country. So this Disneyland approach is probably not agreeable to Egypt or Jordan.

Israel needs to get rid of Gaza and the West Bank, both are totally useless, a drag on the national economy, a drag on Israel's culture, and of no future economic potential. The future of Arab majority states, is not a very good one. If it was not for the oil, which needs to be done away with - because of climate change, no Arab state is sustainable at a standard of life equal to mid 20 century Western world. So potentially the extreme religious advocates, that want to take the Arabs back to the stoneage, maybe correct. For Israel, the difficulty, of just letting go, as the Gaza example has shown- is that the fact that a Pal state(s) need to be made sustainable. If tthis(these) nacent state(s) is/are not made sustainable. the Pal state(s) will end up as failed states, like many other states that we see around the world, not just Arab majority states.

Bibi is the only one that has realized the need to economically develop the Pals before a state(s) are brought to life. The West bank, I think, is starting to realize that they need a robust economy to have a sustainable state; even Abbas has addressed this issue. A sustainable state can not come about, with its main export being terrorism as Gaza under Hamas have so ardently planned, developed and implemented; based on an eternal flow of money from the EU and food from UN donor programs.

I think that the solution may be in starting with a West Bank Pal state, and let Gaza go on until its people change their ways and their terrorist leadership. Starting with a WB Pal state, it may be far more productive for all. The idea of a unified Gaza and WB is outside of Israel's or Western capability, unless the West wants to put the current Iranian leadership on a progressive conduct reform program; culminating with the full withdrawl of Iran from all the countries it has no business to have proxis in; that would require a very massive sustained air campaign, coupled with regime change.

BOTTOM LINE- It may be possible to proceed with the necessary development of the West Bank, to in three or four years have a sustainable Pal state in the West Bank. As far as Jerusalem is concerned, no division and no more lies about it.

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