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Response to shira (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:54 PM

15. What's the ALTERNATIVE to negotiations with the PA?

And what's the alternative to believing peace is possible?

We both know "peace-through-victory" isn't obtainable, shira. We both know that a resolution based on the Israeli side insisting on making the Palestinian leadership swallow poison pills can't lead to real peace. Why hold on to ideas that you KNOW can't ever work?

It's not possible to have an absolute Israeli military victory any more than it is to have an absolute Palestinian military victory.

And it goes without saying that either would be just as brutal to the losing side as the other even if such a victory was possible.

It simply doesn't work for Israel to try to keep the war going UNTIL it gets a Palestinian leadership it likes...because it's never GOING to get one that will accept the terms people like Netanyahu offer. Israeli governmental and military efforts to delegitimize the PLO are the reason Hamas now exists and retains whatever support it has. THAT outcome is what's ALWAYS going to happen if the Israeli leaders keep saying "we won't let anything change until we get leaders WE approve of".

Yitzhak Rabin understood that. Neither Netanyahu, nor Lieberman, nor Bennett, nor Lapid do. Meretz, Tzipi Livni, and(at least I think)Labor do get it, more or less.

Why can't you see the folly in the obsession with putting changing the Palestinian leadership before EVERYTHING else, shira? Why can't you understand that the misery of the status quo is proof of that folly?

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