There are those, admitted, in Israel who want to hold the territories in perpetuity.They are a minority.
The vast majority agree with the land for peace formula.
There is only one thing holding up this equation: There has never been peace.
The UN resolutions that call for Israel to "return" land also call for the Arabs to stop the belligerence.
That has never ever happened in the case of the Palestinians.
And that was the basis of Oslo, and all the agreements after.
Though Israel has had enough, apparently, of giving land and getting no peace. They are expecting some peace, and then they'll give the land. Or so it seems ...
See, you can talk about the details of the settlements all you want, but I'm asking about why the Palestinian terrorists are so insistent about murdering Jews, and why Imams directly employed by the PA teach
that killing Jews is a religious imperative
That murdering was happening before there were any settlements.
The murdering was happening before there was any occupation.
What was the reason for it then?
It's safe to assume that that's the same reason for it now. The settlements and the occupation are just "gravy."That reason
is the same reason Israel is in this situation, and it is is the same reason Israel is building the fence.
I don't like that people are being separated from their livelihoods. I also don't like that terrorists blow people up indiscriminately.
Truly, a fence that forces some people to find a new job but saves lives ... which side of that moral compass is the high road? I'll go with saving lives.
Sadly, but with no regrets.
Those assassinations ... not pretty. And the innocents who have the horrible fate to be next to the leaders of Hamas on the sidewalk when they're killed ... it's horrendous.
I agree with you. Nothing can fix the death of innocents.
But again, if the terrorism against Israel would stop ... which it never ever has
... the Israeli military would stop.
If the Israeli military stopped, would the terrorism stop?
The answer to that is no. It never did before (when the military stopped), and it never did when there were no settlements and no occupation, so why should it happen in the future?It's not looking good for the future.
Anyway, I agree that the fence is awful. But I believe it's a necessary evil. At least until the unnecessary evil (terrorism) stops.
That was typed while DD is fingerpainting in the other room alone, so I'm in a state of semi-panic. Will try to make more sense later ... :LOL