Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The Times on Israel-Palestine


The Times, as it occasionally does, today ran a column critical of Israel's settlement policy. It concludes,
No one step by Israel would be likely to do more to restart peace talks and isolate Palestinian terrorists than announcing a genuine freeze on all settlement construction.
Oh? I would have thought that, perhaps, an announcement along the lines of, "After years of soul searching, we have determined that the interests of peace are best advanced by the withdrawal of our settlers from occupied Palestinian lands, and we are beginning a phased withdrawal from both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank" would be a bit more likely to achieve that end....

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