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a question: why did the govft. of Israel (GOI) accept this deal NOW?

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Submitted by aryeh berkovich (United States), Oct 20, 2011 at 12:59

i've been asking myself: why would israel's leadership make this deal? why would they make it now? is this any differint than acceding to the demands made by the hamas since the day after they snatched shalit?

here's what i've concluded:

this deal was made not only to punish abu mazen (mahmoud abbass), but also to end the existence of the palestinian authority. remember, that the palestinian authority committed, in the oslo treaty, to negotiate a final settlement to the arab (palestinian)/israeli conflict.

when abu mazen, went to the united nations and applied for statehood, with the intention of avoiding a negotiated settlement and then continuing the conflict, he not only overplayed his hand; he crossed a red line.....he severly crossed a red line!

now, in the arab world, hamas's stock has risen dramatically. they can crow and bluster that they achieved a "victory", and they brought home 1100 fighters in exchange for one single israeli boy. i think that this is the beginning of the end for abu mazen and the palestinian authority.

they will find their international funding to be eliminated, or to be dried up severely. abbass won't be welcome in western capitals. he is done!

what does israel get? first of all, israel gets a, "reset"! there may be an eventual rapproachment with hamas. hamas may become the internationally recognized representative of the palestinian people. or, some other "moderate" (not overtly islamic) entity will arise from within the ashes of the now moribund palestinian authority. perhaps the new "palestinian" intrerlocuter will be another power broker whi has been lingering on the fringes of israeli/palestinian affairs for an extended period.

i'll make a wild guess, and suggest that mohammed dahlan could emerge, in time, as the next great leader for the "palestinain people". israel and the us will be the kingmaker!

even if israel begins another 18 years of "peace process" with hamas, i don't personally believe that there is a substantiual difference as to who israel engages with! they are all blood thirsty murderers, whether in deed or intention, who seek only the death of israel. their doctrine and methodologies may differ, but at the end, they all share the same vision, no more israel, and "palestine from the river to the sea!"

so, bring on the next "partner for peace". in 18 more years, we'll probably see a redux of this pathetic undertaking. i balme it on the inability of arabs to take ownership of their own sins, and to understand and accept the concept of negotiated compromise

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