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I took this position for the gaza withdrawal, but the counterargument was

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Submitted by Mark (United States), Feb 6, 2014 at 11:17

that the Arabs would kill the Jews and the IDF would have the herculean job of rescuing/saving them/retaking the territory. And I have the vague, but possibly erroneous, recollection that Dr. Pipes made that argument. Am I wrong? And would not that issue still apply to the present case?

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If Gaza had been a different place in 2005, the Jews there could have continued to live in their houses. That's what I am predicating for the West Bank.

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