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Reader comment on item: "Today Gaza, Tomorrow Jerusalem"

Submitted by Shelley (Canada), Aug 9, 2005 at 15:26

The errors are not what Mr. Pipes thinks they are. The errors were the settlement projects which have locked Israel into a lose/lose situation. At the moment, the Palestinian opposition is likely correct that their intifada has finally moved Israel to cease its intention to add to the Land of Israel , dunam by dunam. If and when that plan can be put into reverse, Israel might see the beginning of a two state solution. In the meantime, Israel foolishly adds Jerusalem Arabs to its own population. Errors continue. The solution lies in cutting your losses, as well as doing the right thing by the Palestians, who deserve a state.

In 1967, Israel was on the right track, and should have done the diplomacy and the waiting. Land for peace. It was true then, and it is true today. We thought we could goad them into talking by our building. Now we know that was the wrong call. Mistakes must be undone. They will not go away by predicting the " disaster" that the policy made inevitable, and using that as an excuse to sit tight.


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