Sensible Barak...

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    Israeli defense chief proposes West Bank pullout - Yahoo! News

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Monday called for a broad unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank if talks with the Palestinians remain stalled, saying in published comments that "practical steps" are needed to breathe life into the stalemated peace process.

    The proposal drew attention to the dire state of affairs with the Palestinians, which has been overshadowed by Israel's focus on the Iranian nuclear program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, convinced that Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons, says the Islamic Republic must be stopped and has devoted his 3 1/2 year term to rallying international support against the Iranians. At the same time, he has largely ignored the Palestinian issue.

    In an interview with the Israel Hayom daily, Defense Minister Ehud Barak implied that the deadlock with the Palestinians cannot be sustained indefinitely.

    "It's better to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, but if that doesn't happen, we must take practical steps to start a separation," he said. "It will help us not only in dealing with the Palestinians, but also with other countries in the region, with the Europeans, and with the American administration — and of course (will help) us."
     
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    Indeed, palistanians will get about 15% of the real estate for the misguided international community to conduct horrible social experiments on them.
     
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    Mr. Tinmore, what do you think of Barak's proposal?
     
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    If israel were to pull out of the West Bank, that would leave the Palestinians on their own with self determination & not able to suck off of Israel anymore to support them. A disaster for Palestinians that will create a self genocide among them.
     
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    Anyone who believes that surrendering to enemy demands will buy peace is deluded but it doesn't stop them from doing so.
     
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    It is just a pipe dream. It ain't never going to happen.
     
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    Indeed, that is why the Palestinians are not following Abbas down the surrender path.
     
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    Thank goodness. What a drag Abbas has been on Israel. That guy wants peace with Israel that requires Israel to give up even more land to the Palestinians. Abbas just dosn't get it that the Palestinian people elected Hamas to represent their wishes.



     
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    Give up what land? Israel has no land.
     
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    I kind of agree, the Palestinians need a united leadership as a negotiator with Israel. The UN should conduct a free and fair election with monitors and elect a new government. However peace with the Palestinians needs to be settled by the UN and voted upon. Israel also needs peace with all her neighbors.
     
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