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The End of "Land for Peace"

jimwg2 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 7:06 AM
I long lost my sympathy for the Palestinians. If they were truly sincere for peace and life, they'd follow the lessons of another "exiled" people, namely those ousted Chinese who took the Island of Formosa and with sweat and blood built it into the powerhouse prosperous nation of Taiwan -- and they did it without billions in international handouts that the Palestinians received -- which got pocketed by their great "leader" Arafat. Sorry, Palestinians. You could've been living the same good life in peace as Taiwanese do had you turned from spending fortunes in arms and corrupting your kids with hate for a specious cause.

The current conflict in Gaza should put an end, once and for all, to western pressure for “land for peace” negotiations in the Middle East. In 2005, the Israeli government withdrew all security forces, as well as forcibly removing 9,000 Jewish residents, to give Palestinians exclusive control of Gaza.

 

The world hoped that in ruling this enclave, Palestinians would make progress toward building their own viable, peaceful state. Instead, rocket attacks began immediately – with more than 8,000 strikes against Israeli civilians. Instead of encouraging cooperation, Israeli concessions encouraged more terror. The same sort of Israeli withdrawal from the West...