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Submitted by Amy Kay (United States), Jan 25, 2009 at 17:56

Dr. Pipes writes: I suggested that, the real solution "lies not in getting the parties back as fast as possible to diplomacy, but in instilling in the Palestinians an awareness of the futility of their use of violence against the Jewish state."

My question: how does he propose this awareness be instilled in the Palestinians especially, as he notes, the real problem is is "...not violence, or Jewish settlements, or Jerusalem. It is, rather, the enduring Arab reluctance to accept the existence of a sovereign Jewish state"?

so if Arab reluctance has endured the decades that it has, what can be done to help them accept the existence of a sovereign Jewish state and, perhaps, cease indulging in spates of violence that have shattered the lives of so many?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have written repeatedly on this subject. In brief, Israel needs to defeat the Palestinians, make them realize that their goal of eliminating the Jewish state of Israel is unattainable. That is done with everything from military force to school textbooks.

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