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Transfer is still the only way

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Submitted by Ray (Israel), May 30, 2003 at 03:47

You cite political repercussions as the argument against transfer, and ultimately you still argue for a two-state solution. But political repercussions should not be a consideration. The standard should be the life of every single Israeli. As long as the Palestinians and Israelis are squished into the same territory, dangerously close to one another, the temptation for Israel's destruction will never go away. After they "accept" Israel's existence as people which has renounced terror, the fanaticism will creep up again, and they will build an even more destructive apparatus of violence.

Transfer really is the only way. It won't be easy. It will be one of the most difficult things to do on every level. But really, it's the only way to put an end to this and to signal to the Arab world that Israel is not afraid to do what it can to save the lives of its citizens.
It will take a great and courageous soul to actually get this done, and to argue for the morality of such an action and thereby lessen the political repurcussions. But it will have to happen, or the death and blood will continue to rise and rise, and there will be no end to it. Israel has to worry about its life and not its political or diplomatic standing.
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