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Submitted by dave (United States), Aug 10, 2005 at 19:24

there are only two ways, in my mind, that israel can give concessions successfully. The first is to directly challenge the arab line of thinking, that this is some kind of victory for the arabs that will lead to further victories. I wish Ariel Sharon would say to the Arab world-- this type of comment only shows how low your self esteem is. We have crushed the intifada, eliminated the people who pose a threat, and we are leaving settlements which we want to leave, when we want to leave, and in the manner we want to leave. You cant do a thing about it. And we will stay where we want to stay. And you know it. Call it what you want. But its clear that you havent achieved a victory, as we are behind the wheel.

the second way I think is what immediatly follows concessions, such as leaving Gaza. If Gaza residents insist on continued fighting, the IDF should blow up lots of terrorists and the buildings they live in. Its the only good thing that comes out of the disengagement--- gaza residents do not have a valid excuse for continued attacks. Israel cant be criticized for military engagement as easily as it could before disengagement.

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