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Pipes Plan Not Realistic and Yaalon

Reader comment on item: Explaining Israel's Strategic Mistakes

Submitted by Ariel (Israel), Jan 29, 2009 at 11:49

I like your idea of a solution, but I find, as well as my prof. here at Tel Aviv Univ. your idea of Egypt taking the Gaza Strip as totally unrealistic. Egypt does not want it and you would be hard pressed to show that Jordan wants the West Bank. Isn't Jordan worried about the Palestinians unstabilizing his regime? So how can you force Egypt and Jordan to take these territories that they dont want?

I think that you wrongly attribute Yaalon wants a repitition of Oslo. He first is saying that the Palestinians must give up in the fight against Israel and accept it. During Oslo this could not be said as Hamas and other groups were still confronting Israel.

Ariel, TAU


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Daniel Pipes replies:

"how can you force Egypt and Jordan to take these territories that they dont want?"

I wrote a whole article about pushing Gaza onto Egypt; and the Jordanians do want the West Bank.

I wish Ya'alon said what you ascribe to him. I quoted him; you must do the same.

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