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24. Don't know if it is possible, but key will be making Israel feel safe & the true free will of the Palestinians in a...
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 01:07 PM
Apr 2024

democratic process as you note. While Hamas is severely depleted militarily, that is not true for Hezbollah and how they could be disarmed or at least contained so that they would not exert undue pressure in a democratic process will be a big challenge. Definitely will take a UN multi-national force with probably a significant American contingent for the Israelis to even consider it. And even then if Bibi and the right wing extremists still control the government, not sure if it is possible. At some point all the rockets and other long range threats to Israel will have to be confiscated. While the Palestinian Authority or whatever name/organization becomes the government of Palestine, beyond small arms for police like actions, having major offensive capabilities like rockets and artillery will be a threat to the peace. Here's to hope!

After they have had presidential elections ripcord Apr 2024 #1
I'm wondering if moniss Apr 2024 #3
Ah settler ethics. Voltaire2 Apr 2024 #6
I'd rather them be their own country. jimfields33 Apr 2024 #8
That's what I say. LeftInTX Apr 2024 #18
Yep. Absolutely. jimfields33 Apr 2024 #22
Who speaks for the State of Palestine-- Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority...? dutch777 Apr 2024 #2
I'm thinking that some of the moniss Apr 2024 #5
Don't know if it is possible, but key will be making Israel feel safe & the true free will of the Palestinians in a... dutch777 Apr 2024 #24
That would be their problem. Voltaire2 Apr 2024 #7
Whoever recognizes a Palestinian state, should be aware that Beastly Boy Apr 2024 #4
As I mentioned in some other responses moniss Apr 2024 #10
As things stand now, I believe Israel is on board with international peacekeeping force in Gaza, Beastly Boy Apr 2024 #16
I agree with what should have been taking place but here moniss Apr 2024 #23
Too many people have illusions about what "international protection forces" do... brooklynite Apr 2024 #9
That is precisely why they are needed moniss Apr 2024 #11
So if there are UN forces on the Gaza border, there won't be any Hamas attacks? brooklynite Apr 2024 #12
Yeah, that isn't working out too well in Lebanon. Ace Rothstein Apr 2024 #13
The UN forces moniss Apr 2024 #15
My comment is about moniss Apr 2024 #14
It was tabled by the UNSC yesterday LeftInTX Apr 2024 #17
Yes I know but the move by independent countries to give recognition moniss Apr 2024 #19
It is up to the United States and we have total veto power. LeftInTX Apr 2024 #20
That was my point moniss Apr 2024 #21
It is a one state reality in which millions lack voting rights. David__77 Apr 2024 #25
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