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Submitted by Victor Purinton (United States), Mar 28, 2006 at 11:19

Does Israel have the right to exist? That's the first question that must be answered when anyone talks about the Arab/Israeli conflict.

If you can't get past it, there's no need to discuss anything else. And without an affirmative answer, there is nothing but death for a long time to come.

People forget what Hamas' position means. Isreal doesn't have a right to exist. It doesn't matter how much Israel concedes. It doesn't matter if they withdraw their troops, close down their settlements, end operations against militants. None of it matters to Hamas. Those things are not the motivation for Hamas' violence toward Israel. It is the fact that Israel exists. It's 1948.

There is only one path that will lead to peace in that part of the world. The Muslim/Arab world must convince all groups dedicated to Israel's destruction to end it.
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