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Don't write off kadima so fast

Reader comment on item: [After Sharon:] Israeli Politics Will Revert to Its Past

Submitted by Kalman Neuman (Israel), Jan 8, 2006 at 13:33

Kadima represents a real center in Israeli politics. As opposed to the labor party (especially its left wing which Peretz is part of) Israel can achieve peace by making enough concessions.

Likkud (at least Netanyahu , Landau etc.) say that there will never be peace and therefore Israel should retain the status quo forever.
The middle road, which is shared by Sharon, Olmert, Livni, and other people in Kadima ,is that peace is not around the corner, but the occupation can not continue indefinitely without compromising the Jewish and democratic state.
If Kadima holds together, they will present a coherent alternative.

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