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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Dec 1, 2006 at 14:15

In light of current events, vis-à-vis the entire Middle East situation, it is becoming clearer that Israel is in a no win situation with Hizballah North and Hamas South closing the vise and Israel compromising. Bush is up against a wall; Olmert is struggling for his political life; and Iran and Syria are sitting back and enjoying it all.

Like Voltaire's Pangloss, I am eternally hopeful----there will be peace or something close to that in the Middle East. However, it will come at a tremendous price and compromise to Israel and the United States will be the one to force the pen into the hand of Israel----gee sound familiar?!

Things are so messed up in the Middle East that the western world will seek a away out. The core issue has and will always be the Israel-Palestine confrontation. The Saudi Initiative is on the table and will be pursued because it offers a way out that looks good in print.

Yes, Israel will move back to the 1967 borders. The settlers in the Palestinian section will have the option of becoming Palestinian citizens or migrating back to Israel----the latter is more than likely. The ROR is negotiable and much money will change hands and don't be surprised if Uncle Sam makes a considerable donation! Jerusalem will be divided.

The big question is will the Palestinians be satisfied or will splinter groups continue the war of attrition?


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