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Leave Israel alone, and Israel will leave everyone else alone

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

Submitted by Joe (United States), Dec 5, 2006 at 22:46

Perhaps no country wants war, especially Israel. War and terrorism have only spurred more violence, violence that is absolutely detrimental to the Israeli economy which is based largely on tourism. Some forward-thinking Egyptians and wealthy arabs have started to build some economic bridges between Israel and the rest of the middle east; however, with every small step forward, one bomb can bring it so many back.

It is in Israel's best interest for peace. Their economy will grow and their standard of living will rise. Imagine the funds of the Middle East spent on infrastructure rather than draining them into a military slush funds. Israel needs a strong army for defense, it has always used its army in retaliation or defense. Stop attacking Israel, or building up arms, and there will be peace in the Middle East. What is Egypt's excuse for arms buildup when they are in no threat of attack? The only possibility is to supply weapons to militant Islamist groups, a manifestation of their ideological hate.

If Israel is promised peace from all groups, than the economic situation, and therefore pacifism, will improve for Palestinians, Israelis, and everyone else.

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