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Meretz head: Oslo was not a mistake
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 26.12.12, 17:49
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1. Thank goodness they will get only 2 seats
Rachel ,   US   (12.26.12)
2. How is the following possible?:
leo ,   usa   (12.26.12)
"if two-state solution not achieved soon, 'we will find ourselves in binational state'" === Unless Israel is planning to annex WB and Gaza why would it be an issue. === BTW, isn't Israel already bi-national state.
3. #2 the lie is worse
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (12.26.12)
Galon's lie is worse than you think. Olmerd left off negotiations by agreeing to 60000 Arab immigrants to what is left of Israel and an ethnically pure Arab state. Galon knows that even if Abbas would agree (he won't) to "only" 60000, the High Court would force "family reunification" meaning that within 10 years the Jewish state would be mostly Arab.
4. 2 state solution
MC   (12.26.12)
This article is utter rubbish. Unfortunately there are too many Israelis who have learnt absolutely nothing from the disaster of the 2 state solution idea. Why can't people see the so called Palestinians want the whole country without an Israel?!
5. IMPOSED solution coming to Israel soon, UNSC '67 borders
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (12.26.12)
...creating a new negotiation starting point. 2 States, with 500K Jews on the wrong side of the line, effectively creating 1 Country, with a Jewish minority (9 million Palestinians).
6. ask 20,000 israelis dead and wounded
millson   (12.26.12)
one can see why so many jews did not go underground, acquire weapons and fight in world war 2. it is because of bleeding heart nakba twisters like gal on, beilin, ben ami,sternhall,(I won't mention olmert and ramon because they are total scum), and all of haaretz. Ettinger has addressed the demographic issue. Besides, the next 3 wars will see that issue reduce dramatically as crossfire casualties increase and I invite arab occupiers of judea and samaria to get out to save their necks. Given the array of israeli MKs like gal on, it is clear to even god, that jews are not chosen, never were, chose themselves. Can any jew with olmert among us say that he i s chosen. Try shmutz instead. In fact as nice as israel is, it is the cursed land, absolute cursed land. Look at the history. Arabs were at israel's throats, even the philiistines were a tough foe for the sliver of land and now in modern times, the hamas is an irredesent foe for what- a small piece of land that the arabs treated as a garbage dump until jews reclaimed it under legal permission of san remo wh ich cal on omits. In fact, all of the east bank belongs to israeli soveriegnty according to san remo and israel only now is pushing some claims. At the very least, the land of reuben should be claimed. Finally, guys like yadlin, baidetz harm israel every time they try to act like leaders of the country. Generals do not have that inclination. So they had earlier advocated a deal on golan. Can you imagine the golan in syrian or rebel hand??? Abbas during any negotiations must admit that the palestinian idea is an egyptian invention and there never was any national ethos. The arabs lived in the area when many jews were killed and or got kicked out by the romans and they would like to own the whole thing. Israel would be better off, getting the Un to award them a new land of significant size 10,000 miles away from any arab and let the arabs do what they do best- 45000 so far dead and the UN arab filth condemns israel for 125 arab casualties in gaza./
7. The Arabs are just making life harder for themselves
Paul ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.26.12)
There is going to be a Jewish State on exactly the borders delineated in the Torah, whether Jews like it or not, whether Arabs and the whole deranged decide to oppose it. For the simple reason this has and will always be the will of the God of Israel. Unfortunately, the world has a lot of their mind-set to change, and it won't be fun. In fact, most of the civilized world will die trying to oppose God's will.
8. Trinational would be more correct
Sagi   (12.26.12)
The present Arab minority will grow. The present Haredi minority will explode and the normal Israelis, those who do not wear funny hats, will become a minority in the land that our forefathers settled. plowed and tilled 130 years ago. The end of Israel as we know her is nigh. I am a realist and like to face the truth full in the eye.
9. proves once again,leftis'm is a mental disease
CHAIM.S 54ST ,   BROOKLYN NY   (12.26.12)
and on top of that it's suicidal,no wonder polls show that Meretz will only get two mandates in the next election,thank god for that
10. oxymoron
DavidR ,   USA   (12.26.12)
Two State solution is an oxymoron! It would be better stated, Two State Final Solution! It is completely evil. The world is using this to destroy the Jewish people.
11. #7: Very well said
Curtis ,   USA   (12.26.12)
Bible scholars tell us the Jewish Bible says Israel will become roughly 10 times its present size, and there is nothing any enemy of Israel (and of Yahweh) can do about it, absolutely nothing. Israel's expansion will be wonderful, especially after all the nonsense Israel has had to put up with over the centuries!
12. Oslo wasn´t a mistake.
Uzziel   (12.27.12)
It was treason. You cannot claim Israel to be the JEWISH state and relinquish parts of the land promised by the God of Israel.
13. She is wrong
Iris ,   USA   (12.27.12)
Rabin represents the first break in Israel 's position in the matter. So don't wave with the argument that he wouldn't like it. Who cares about what Rabin would or wouldn't like? After all the Palestinians have showed that their interest is not in a two state solution but in one Arab state solution. No israel In their map! Why try to negotiate our demise ?
14. You don't expect people responsible (indirectly) for death
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.27.12)
of hudreds of Israelis to suddenly realize their wrongdoings and repent?! Ofcourse they never made a mistake....
15. Meretz Bye Bye
Steve ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.27.12)
It is amazing to hear and read the stuff that comes out of the mouths of fools and idiots.It is sad that only hatred of the "other" is Meretz's religion. I interviewed many people identified with Meretz at the last demonstration in Tel Aviv. Many supported a "One 'State solution in order to end Jewish "domination". This appears to be behind the desire to relinquish everything to the Palestinians and end any sign of a Jewsish State. Meretz has much in common with the far right.
16. OSLO was/is 100% crime.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (12.27.12)
Serial 2-state demands in the same land every 50 years is a genocide inspired crime. Calling a 3-state as a 2-state and the PA/Hamas charter exposes the crime. Bill Clinton goes around boasting how he almost succeeded in dividing Israel's capital. A real President would restore the Balfour and create a 2-state in Egypt for the Copts.
17. Do you get the feeling
Sammy ,   Newcastle   (12.27.12)
That confusion reigns? Abbas has mental gridlock....and simply chooses the line of least resistance to show that hes in control Easy to give a good show in the UN, wave at the cameras...accept handouts keep the temperature of Palestinains simmering, and....but hasnt the courage to do whats necessary..take the initiative and call for talks Either we go for Independence in the West Bank or Independence within a Federation with a United Kingdom of Jordan The status quo might be comfortable for Abbas and Ashrawi etc...but its leaves Palestinians frozen in time with nowhere to go
18. "Oslo was not a mistake"
tiki ,   belgium   (12.27.12)
No, it was a disaster!
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