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The Gaza Pullout from an Israeli's point of view.

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Submitted by Asaf Applebaum (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 16:06

Personally I was against the Gaza pullout, but I do understand why Israel did it and why we really didn't have a choice.

Israel is a democracy, and in order to stay a democracy, we have to give rights to vote for Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. If we would let the Palestinians in Gaza vote, we will be outvoted in the elections next year. So Israel did a really smart thing as much as it hurts for me to give the Palestinians land. The other smart reason that Israel pulled out, was because now the ball is no longer on our court. Now we get to see what Palestinians are about to do with the land they got. Are they going to turn it in to a teorrist haven, or are they going to create a state?

But as I said earlier, I don't think Palestinians need a state because there is no difference between Syrians, Jordanians, Eygptians, Saudia arabians, Iraqis, Iranians etc... They are all Muslim Arabs and there are 22 Arab countries. There is only one Jewish state, and the Arabs are trying to make another Arab state on acount of our Jewish state. Not ok with me. If you actualy think about it you realize that Palestinians are Muslim Arabs. Why do we need another Arab state in the world? that's already another story but I would be very happy to discuss this with anyone ( my e-mail asafapplebaum@msn.com).

So back to the Gaza pull out. So whoever thinks this will bring peace or any progress, it wont. I'm already telling you all that it's either going to get worse, or stay the same. Don't forget that Israel pulled out without any agreement with the Palestinians. There wasn't any negotiation or discussion. So most Palestinians think that all their terrorism worked, and that now if they continue, they will get the West Bank, the Golan hieghts, and maybe even what they want most, the destruction of Israel.

Please think about what I said about Palestinians and how there are already 22 arab states.
Thanks, Asaf
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