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Bold Enough

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in response to reader comment: Completely appalled by Ilene Richman's post

Submitted by Jay1 (United States), May 22, 2011 at 09:42

Students comments while certainly civil, is somewhat off the point. Israel is not being asked to act boldly once. Israel is being asked to act boldly alone, and over and over again, to the point of danger. For instance, Israel agreed to the American Bill Clinton map proposal (and ideas ) which were well into bold. Beyond bold indeed. Having been rejected by Arafat,a rejection that would have seen the Palestinians recieve about 95% of the territories after some land swaps, eleven years later a new President says to Israel...be bold. I dont agree with you student. Israel should negotiate no more. The compromise should not be based on the 1967 lines but rather the American Bill Clinton proposals (which were based on the 1967 lines.) I would argue they should be adjusted some ,from there, in Israel's favor. At this point, this over and over again negotiation process is a travesty. That "once" you talk about is long gone. The process has passed the 50 attempted times marker. Bill Clintons proposals were bold enough. Too bold frankly.

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