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Good Leadership implies change

Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by Ross Gordon (South Africa), Apr 9, 2005 at 09:15

What may be correct at any one moment may will not be correct the next.
The world has changed since Oslo and even the Palestinians have changed even if only by death.
Surely in the light of the 'new world' situation a new strategy is applicable.
In the world as we know it today there is no national geographic area that can be set aside for any particular identity of people, and those that live there are entitled to express their feelings through democratic process. The question to be asked is if the country Israel normalised its borders how long would it be before there would be an Arab 'parliament/senate'.

What Israel has to do now is to set the framework so that when the borders are normalised, the current powers can have the best starting advantage. If this means withdrawal, then so be it. If Israel can be assured of a democratic future government, then any concession now is really not important, democracy will in the end resolve the issues better than any other way.

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