Can America Stop the Palestinian Squeeze Play? Yes Obama Can!

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    In other words, even before negotiations began, Israel would have to concede everything on territory and then, presumably, begin talking about the Palestinian “right of return,” which would doom the Jewish state inside the 1949 armistice lines.

    As a consequence, not only would the West Bank settlers be pirates living on “stolen” land, but the hundreds of thousands of Jews living in Jerusalem would be just as “illegal.” Clearly, such a move will not be an end in itself but a prelude to further pressure on Israel to compromise its sovereignty even inside the old borders.

    First, if there was any doubt at all that the Palestinians have ever negotiated in good faith during the last 18 years of peace talks with Israel, it is gone. They refused an offer of a state in the West Bank, Gaza, and part of Jerusalem in 2000, 2001, and 2008, and they will keep on saying No in the hope of getting even more—and perhaps ending Israel’s independent existence—by other means.

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    That would be a very dangerous thing for Obama to do. The Abbas government is illegal. It is only US money and weapons that keeps it in power. If that government collapses, the Hamas led elected government would take over.

    Security forces that have cost the US hundreds of millions would then be under the control of the elected government. That would be great for the Palestinians. Israel not so much.
     
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    They should've had "their country" in the first place, of course.
     

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