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Tackaberry
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posted 05 December 2003 01:10 AM      Profile for Tackaberry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Israelis say they wont negotiate while terrorism (there words) continues, and the Palestinians insist pressure is necessary to push Isreal to negotiate seriously.

I think they are both right, which should present a problem.

So here is my niave idea. For every month there are no attacks on Israelis (forces, citizens, settlements, property) Canada and any other nation willing to sign up will put a 2% tarriff on imports, exports and financial transactions with Israel.

So, if after say 6 months of no violence, Israel would be facing 12% tariff from all countries that sign on.

the violence stops, and there is significant pressure on Israel to get to the table and negotiate with true intentions.

Thoughts?


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DrConway
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posted 05 December 2003 01:44 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm not sure I quite follow you here. What's the carrot, and what's the stick?
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