Monday, June 15, 2009

No settlement on settlements.

While he (reluctantly) espoused a two-state solution, Mr Netanyahu's latest speech did not make concessions on settlements. This is (unsurprisingly) shaping up to be the major bone of contention between the US and Israel. I don't know how Israel can rationally believe that digging its feet in on this issue will get it anywhere. The longer this conflict goes on, the more lives will be lost; in Palestine, in Israel, and around the world. Israel does not have to necessarily abandon the settlements that are already there, just stop expanding them. Without US support, how long will Netanyahu's government last? What is the imagined endgame for this course of action?

I don't know the answers to these questions. Does Mr. Netanyahu?

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