How to get out of the Palestinian trap
Amos Yadlin
Published: 18.10.18, 00:02
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1. Futile
DSM ,   USA   (10.18.18)
It is a useless exercise to try to establish a long term policy with people who are determined to kill as many Jews as possible and to wipe your country off the map. A better policy would be to make the consequences of their trying to do so, so painful that, although they will still hate you, they will cease their belligerence. Only then can Israel think about establishing a long term solution and even then it must be one that Israel maintains strict controls.
2. Good Plan, but . . .
Ed ,   USA   (10.18.18)
This is a good plan because it does not rely on the Palestinians to do anything-which is exactly what we can expect from them. The problem is that Israel has continued to develop economically and culturally. What could be more humiliating to the Palestinian people?--notwithstanding that despite a blockade of Gaza, they've managed to smuggle in long range weapons and tunnel digging equipment and that the PA has successfully prevented any serous development in the West Bank despite lots of foreign aid. Hence, the plan would spur a Hamas take over in the West Bank and Israel will face continuous attack from two Palestinian entities. The sad reality is that nothing much has changed over the past 70 years: Palestinian leaders simply do not want peace.
3. what did the writer smoke?
Whether the fence to an imaginary partition of the West Bank, or the fence to Gaza, it makes o different: this six point plan does not address the root of the issue: the incitement to hatred. Even if the border was the Jordan river, it would not help. As long as the Arabs do not aspire to something positive, there will be no peaceful solution.
4. Genius
Jason   (10.18.18)
This is what I have been waiting for. It is comprehensive in its scope, and leaves Israel's future in Israeli hands. It addresses reality head on with a combination of common sense and pragmatism. Please send this to everyone.
5. To Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin
Sarah ,   Ashkelon   (10.18.18)
With due respect, your plan is a beautiful fairy tale that ignores things as they were and today they still are.

Contrary to what is normal, in the Palestinian case, the PLO was created before the remotest notion of a Palestinian people existed. The PLO was created at the Arab League summit held in Cairo, Egypt, on 13–16 January 1964. Even Admeh Shukeiry, predecessor of Yasser Arafat, when he introduced the world to the Palestinian spawn, showed verbal difficulties in referring to the invention, which he called "Palestinian entity". However, its objective was very clearly defined: to stop the continuous immigration of Jews to Israel, as well as the armed struggle against the Israelis, a proposal that was not to Nasser's liking because the Egyptian armies were not yet ready for war.

Interestingly, just a few days before, pope Paul VI made the first visit of a pope to Israel, which took place on 04–06 January 1964. No less curious, that pope was canonized only a few days ago, on October 14, 2018, to surreptitiously commemorate the beginning of the 2nd Vatican Council on October 11, 1962. Both facts speak loudly and clearly about the true meaning of the pope's visit to Israel and the general doctrine of the 2VC, which were not other that the creation of the PLO and the destruction of Israel.

If Abbas rejected Olmert's plan, which handed over to the PLO almost all of Yehudah and Shomron, why would he accept your plan, or Trump's plan, when 140 states already recognize the Palestinian entity between the Green Line and the Jordan River?

The PLO continues to want EVERYTHING: the West Bank, East Jerusalem and full right of return for 5,000,000 refugees. But not as a final compromise, but as an initial operational base for the total conquest of the rest of Israel, from Kyriat Shemona to Eilat. Not an inch less, like in 1964.

There is only one acceptable proposal: only ONE state from the Jordan River to the sea, with isolated and autonomous enclaves for the Arabs who decide to continue living in Israel. The survival of Israel and the Jewish people is before and above any contemporary and outdated concept of democracy. Systems of government there are many, but there is only one Jewish people.

Israel FIRST, anyway and at any price!
6. Retake all our lands and act like victors to get out of trap
Chaim ,   Israel   (10.18.18)
Israel seriously needs to replace leftist leaders, in all crucial institutions, with patriots. The last thing on earth Israel needs is another "sophisticated" leftist plan to cede more of our land to our mortal "Palestinian" foes and turn Israel into a 9 mile wide concentration camp. Israeli retreats and concessions are the root cause behind virtually all of Israel's serious problems.

We NEVER had the wars, rockets, terror etc. from Gaza and Lebanon, we suffer today, till we foolishly ceded those areas. No thanks, Yadlin. Your plan is total garbage.

The way for Israel to get out of the "Palestinian" trap is to retake all our lands we foolishly abandoned and act like victors. This tiny land is ours now and forever!

If (heaven forbid) the "Palestinians" defeated Israel, they would have happily massacred us all. We owe absolutely nothing to our mortal "Palestinian" foes, except help in leaving our land.
7. A bit unreal
Avi L.   (10.18.18)
A bit unreal ... too many conditions that don't and won't exist

8. A "better tomorrow" is coming.
Brad ,   USA   (10.19.18)
It will be a world without socialists, and without Islam. The Messiah will rule out of Jerusalem and Allah will be in the pit. Amen.
9. Pales are funded! Have you heard of Beiafrans.no! no funding
jore ,   la   (10.19.18)
This is our 40(+) years walk in the desert without Moshe Rabenu'
10. miscast
art   (10.22.18)
yadlin had some success as an air force pilot. now heads up some security institute and he is out of his element. just like halutz and beilin, he doesn't know what he is talking about. he advocated tired old failed policies ie unilateral withdrawal. this in the face of increased terror following every withdrawal.

reading his work, it is like reading a pile of garbage.
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