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Submitted by Shepard Barbash (United States), Mar 28, 2006 at 12:31

Prof. Pipes,

In the Landau Q&A linked to "Israel Shuns Victory," I could not find a clear statement of the combination of military and political strategies by which Israel might "convince the Palestinians and others that their dream of eliminating Israel is defunct," and how such strategies would be superior to Sharon's strategy of unilaterally creating militarily and demographically defensible borders (ie. more defensible than they are now).

What is the alternative to Sharon's unilateralism that you propose, is the US likely to endorse it, and if not, on what basis may we conclude such a strategy would succeed without US support?
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