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nicoll Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:20 PM
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34. okay
I agree that the militants should lay down all their weapons and do not think Israel should lay down hers. With Israel having weapons are more about defense rather than attack. Maybe I got it all wrong I have always seen the solution to the conflict being the fact that the West Bank and Gaza Strip are separated. My possible solution to is below or at least the bare bone of it.

The Golan heights gives Israel security against Syria and Lebanon. The Golan Heights was annexed by Israel in the early eighties, but this was never recognized by the international community and Syria in particular. Israel needs to keep the Golan Heights and not only that but have Syria to accept it as part of Israel. This is so important for Israeli security because maybe then Syria might stop funding Hezbolhah in Lebanon. How could Israel get the Syrians to do this? It is all about give and take.

If Israel was to give land to the Palestinians to allow the formation of a Palestinian state from the unification of the West Bank and Gaza Strip then it could obtain security with Syria and Lebanon. A unified and newly formed Palestine would have a better chance of being politically stable and economically viable.

West Bank (5860) + Gaza Strip (360) + unification land (5000) giving a total of just over 10,000sq km of land.

This would still leave Israel with 20770 + 1250 (Golan Heights) - 5000 = 17,020sq km of land

Security and a peaceful solution to the conflict are more important than the size of Israel.

Every day the Palestinian people have no state they are like a sponge to extremists.
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