Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
God, if it were that easy, we'd have nothing to yell about with each other. It might be boring here, but the world certainly would be a better place.,
Indeed. But Arafat's death is the best sign of a possible peace deal that I've seen in a while........Arafat was simply not interested in making peace with Israel. He spent his life fighting Israel and he died still fighting Israel. It's time for somebody to take over his shoes.
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
Good luck Israel and Palestine - You'll both need it for the bloodshed to come!
I don't think Israel needs to worry as much. Their anti-terrorism campaign that has been working for years will continue to be effecive. The Palestinians will need to worry more about who takes over.
Agreed, Rjpieces, but I still think we need to get rid of Sharon, and stay away from a nut like Netenyahu. Israel needs a Begin or a Rabin right now, and I don't know if they have one.
I disagree......Leftist politicans in Israel can NEVER achieve peace. It takes a hawk like Begin or Sharon to take the difficult steps of giving up land for peace. Sharon is the epitome of Israel; Only somebody like him can do what needs to be done IMO.
Btw, this might be a great time to restart some serious US push towards peace in that region.
I agree. But ONLY if the new Palestinian leader is serious about peace. I pray that he is........
Who would be a good choice for Bush to send to get the ball rolling again?
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4117 times:
Rjpieces, I think it would be a master stroke for him to do it. He'd get a double dose of credit, one for moving the peace process along, and secondly, for making such a bold move politically that has ramifications on the domestic scene.
Jasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 44 Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
Israel certainly need Sharon to go now. Ol Yassir's popping it isn't going to be much help without several changes from the Israeli side as well. Expecting instant peace now is just wishful thinking. It's not as if the Israelis have been all angel-like over the years.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11135 posts, RR: 61 Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4115 times:
Now it is time for the other roadblock to peace to go, Ariel Sharon.
We need a leader who will be willing to meet the demands the Palestinians have been asking for the past 30 years, 22% of historical Palestine. Only the land that Israel stole in 1967.
That's all the Palestinians want in exchange for peace.
As always, Israel gets the better end of the deal, but it is never enough for them.
As with the many peace initiatives in which Israel would give some land to the Palestinians, Israel would always have to maintain some sort of control over it.
The Palestinians will not settle for anything less than the lands that Israel took in 1967. Israel needs a leader that acknowledges that.
Only then will there ever be peace.
Rabin may have been able to achieve it if he wasn't assassinated by a Jewish extremist who thought he was giving too much to the Palestinians...
I'm afraid all I see happening is the Likud party taking advantage of the lack of leadership the Palestinians have now since they lost their single most influential leader by being even more hesitant in making any concessions.
I don't see peace coming until there is a change in leadership on the Israeli side now.
We need fresh leaders on both sides.
[Edited 2004-11-11 06:00:52]
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