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Re: Carol McNeill's comment, "Who is creating the violence?"

Reader comment on item: Business as Usual in the Palestinian Authority [after Arafat's Death]

Submitted by Leo Tokman (United States), May 18, 2005 at 17:20

Dear Ms.McNeill:

There is a fundamental flaw in your logic.
In order for both sides to live comfortably from the tourism industry, they both must desire exactly that: normal life.
However, when a large fraction of the population on one side cares less about the normal life and well-being of their families, and more about annihilating the other side, your tourism scheme is doomed to fail.

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