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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 03:04 PM
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Settlements here to stay
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus Congress speech, where he declared that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria may remain beyond Israels borders in the future, requires new thinking on the Left and Right. The time has come to put the cards on the table.


Since the 1990s, Israels leftist camp has produced contingency plans for settlement evacuation. Every leftist politician has his dreams, and every party has its diplomatic plans and boundaries. At the end of the day, the plans are similar and all of them refer to the eviction of people from their homes.

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Ariel Sharons last gift to the settlement enterprise was the fact that since 2005, any notion of massive eviction is doomed for failure. Only 8,000 people were evacuated from the Gaza Strip, and we almost experienced a national catastrophe around here. The great praise lavished at the security establishment concealed an immense rift and great chaos that persist to this day.


Another mass evacuation is impossible not because of the risk of a civil war, but because Israeli society and Israels army are incapable of doing it. As one who believes in honoring any democratic decision, even if it means shooting ourselves in the foot, I do not wish for me and my rivals to experience the eviction of 50,000 to 100,000 settlers.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4079820,00.html
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 03:15 PM
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1. Do you have any idea who Mr Hendel's "rivals" are? nt
"As one who believes in honoring any democratic decision, even if it means shooting ourselves in the foot, I do not wish for me and my rivals to experience the eviction of 50,000 to 100,000 settlers."
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 04:17 PM
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2. Then it's time for the UN to do it.
"Honoring" "democratic decisions" to break international law and steal others' land.
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Mosby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 04:53 PM
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3. the GOI in the past has shown a willingness
To evacuate the far flung settlements in the WB. As you prob know the vast majority of the settlers (most non-religious) live a couple miles from the green line, with land swaps 80 percent could be included in Israel and the ones in the jordan valley could be offered Palestinian citizenship.
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