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Roger Farinha

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A Proposes Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: People to People...

It's clear that the ordinary peoples both of Israel and Palestine desire only a peaceful life. Yet their political leaders feel obligated to defend the perceived, respective pride of their constituents. What if an Israeli citizen were to draft up a peoples' proposition to the Palestinians, bypassing their respective leaders?

This proposition would sound, in deep and sincere tones, the aspiration of the Israeli people for peace. It would call the Palestinians to take control of their supposed "leaders" who are launching missiles from populated areas having children and families, knowing that Israel will have to retaliate and using its own people for international political leverage. It would challenge the Palestinian people to call such leaders "enemies within" and urge them to let their peace-loving, moderate majority take their voice.

But here's the hitch. If the Palestinians refuse to take charge of their rogue leaders for the sake of securing peace, the proposal will give notice that the Israeli people will urge their military that since peace is impossible, to go all out and take all the historical lands of Israel. The Palestinians will then be obliged to live under Israeli sovereignty.

For if peace is impossible, why not go all out for integrity as a nation?

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    Nov 24 2012: Its clear that Israel has no long term interest in fixing this issue as they inevitably want all of the land in the region.
    Recently, Palestine applied for statehood within the UN. This would have secured its borders and thus Israel would have no ability to take over any additional land.
    Both Israel and America have gone out of their way to block it.
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      Nov 24 2012: Like I said in another article, I feel the West Bank settlements is an hypocritical attempt of Israel to expand its borders. I would respect it more if they were just to come out and say it, or even just act on it all out. When Obama proposed the earlier borders, they were up in arms because they realized he was calling out the head of the secret snake...

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