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Old January 23, 2012, 12:05 PM
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I didn't mean that Isreal not going away was a problem, just that most of the region can't accept that.

I'm not sure about the legitimacy of pursuing two millennia old land claims is although, that thinking is part of what gave us centuries of brutal warfare in Europe.

I agree that the palastinians make it hard for any progress to be made but I think primarily it's the fault of Hamas, etc that at this point simply cannot accept peace because the continued conflict is their reason for being and their leaders won't relinquish the power that the groups have. Hamas has as much of a stake in keeping the people poor and angry as Isreal's enemies because that's where their power comes from. That's also why they use all the wealth in their territories to continue the conflict instead of helping their people.
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