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Deja vue? Unlikely

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Submitted by yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Mar 13, 2009 at 02:52

deja Vu all over again assumes nothing has changed in the Middle East or in the Likud. But it has.

All efforts at partition have failed having produced profuse blood-shed. Netanyahu's cabinet and party front to back are full of persons who castigated the concept of land for Peace before and certainly after. Specifically former COS major-general"Bogey" Ya'alon who pronounced unilateral withdrawal before it happened as "wind in the sails of terror" and promulgated the new credo: The Arab-Jewish conflict is not about territory, its about the principle of jewish sovereignty. This was not the case 13 years ago when the Peace-mongers subjugated everything to the Land-for peace idiocy, and Arafat held out the carrot of recognition.

Secondly, netanyahu's hold is tenuous because, by his own admission he is head of a Block, not a single party. Those other parties are united in resistance to the idea of Land for Peace, demanding Parity. So this time we may hope for the absence of political perfidity.

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