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This is a very realistic and important interview

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Submitted by Dr Yoram Shifftan (United Kingdom), Jun 11, 2006 at 14:39

This interview is is very much on target: The reluctance of Israel to impose victory, the impossibility to appease the enemy, the understanding that 'peace' is deterrence-driven and not concession-driven; in fact there is more than empirical evidence that the more Israel makes concessions the worse her situation becomes, the absence of independent thinking and the resulting blind acceptance by even pro-Israel 'neo-conservatives' of the wisdom of the uprooting from Gaza and North Shomron resulting from reverence to Sharon's past and the submission to his aura as PM of Israel, the no-nonsense determination that the difference between, for example, Hamas and the PLO, is on the method and not on the final goal, and other important observations. Israel's leaders should acquaint themselves with this important interview.

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