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And after victory?

Reader comment on item: My Peace Plan: An Israeli Victory

Submitted by Samuel Mossman (Canada), Oct 3, 2010 at 09:37

So, after Israel defeats the Palestinians, what then? Do the Palestinians get their own state or do they continue under Israeli occupation? Does victory imply annexing the West Bank? If it does, Israel might as well annex Gaza as well. In that case, where do the Palestinian's go? They can't be granted citizenship; a democratic state can't realistically create a second class of citizenship. Isn't the problem with your concept of victory that Israel has already done that, several times, and it has not lead to peaceful co-existence? Why will one more victory lead to peace? Your proposal really amounts to maintaining the status quo, doesn't it? Are you suggestng an all out war? With the backing and financing of Iran and the fact that Hezbollaha's and Hamas' sole raison d'etre is to wage war with Israel, what is the likelihood of achieving submission? I suggest that there is none and that Israel and the Palestinians will be locked in struggle in perpetuity unless some sort of diplomatic solution is found, (and I recognize that that is unlikely as well). So the world is left with this festering volcano. The "solution" will come with the deployment of a nuclear weapon by one side or the other with devastating consequences for the entire planet.


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