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Shoot for a B+

Reader comment on item: What Is Israel's Next Move In The New Middle East?

Submitted by Jay1 (United States), May 3, 2011 at 19:35

As a general rule,I dont agree with much of the views in the Moment opinions and to some extent the drama on alert , Israel needs to embrace. There comes a time in a negotiation when you cant bridge all gaps. Its not about partners,or playing to the cameras.Its about issues.The Israelis should now define their borders in a way that takes into account all the recent surprises Israel should never had been surprised about. To be sure,Israel can take into account 80%-90% of the Palestinian wishes. They have shared a lot of tea with them. But Israels mistake, and many of the analysts, is that they forever hold out for that gem perfect paper.

When I went to school an 80% was considered a B And a 90% was a low A. The Palestinians are getting ready to declare their own state. Israel should get ready to declare and secure their borders and military conditions of Palestine. Will Israel and Palestine not love each other? No Israel and Palestine will not love each other.They will like 80-90% of each other. Like America and Japan do. Shoot for a B+ .

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