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Monday, July 26, 2010

Defending settlements- is this how Netanyahu takes risks for peace?


Palestinian shot dead in West Bank by Israeli soldiers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10725444



All Israel leaders say they are willing to take steps, make sacrifices, and take risks for peace. Interestingly, none will leave the settlers high and dry without IOF protection and other services. (This, then, begs the question are they more interested in peace or the "dream" of "Greater Israel?") All of these illegal settlements are protected as though they are Israeli soil. I wonder what would happen if the State of Israel treated settlers as foreigners? Maybe there would be a breakthrough in peace negotiations. Maybe, though, all those former soldiers and patriots (terrorists?) would just form their own services, police, etc.

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