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IP is not about what people on blogs think, but rather the drama that continues to unfold in this historical conflict between two peoples. I get the idea that, well since everyone agrees on two states, here at least, the problem over. What ET members think or agree upon will have nil effect on the direction this conflict takes.

In fact, everyone is for two-states, except the most extremist religious minority of nuts living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Even Netanyahu claims he is now for two states. That's not the point. The point is that he is really NOT for two states, at least not for a solution that leads to a continguous, independent and sovereign Palestinian nation with its own borders on 22% of historical Palestine.

Israeli settlements now control about 60% of the West Bank, and by proclimation they will not be removed, a unified expanded Jerusalem negates a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley will never be relinquished, and Israel demands control of the Jordanian border, actually a several mile strip of land along the border.

That is the latest Likud vision, and it equates to an Apartheid, Israel-surrounded group of bantustans in the West Bank to be called Palestine. So it is not as easy to say, we all agree to this or that, goodbye. It's over.

by shergald on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 07:37:14 PM EST
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That whooshing sound you just heard was the sound of a point sailing way over your head.

(Here's a hint: Preaching to the choir gets tiresome for the choir after a while.)

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 08:17:46 PM EST
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