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greatdebate
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posted 16 April 2004 04:12 PM      Profile for greatdebate     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Is Bush doing anything more than articulating what Clinton/Arafat/Barak were working for? IE A Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza, with Jews retaining their current neighbourhoods around Jerusalem, and a land swap to ensure that the total amount of land remains the same in the new Palestinian state? The only difference between Bush and Clinton, (and between Sharon and Barak) is that they are making clear that Palestinian refugees and their descendants will only be allowed to immigrate to Israel if Israel permits it. Similarly, Jews who are descendants of the Jews who formerly lived in Hebron, Bethlehem etc. will only be able to immigrate to the new Palestinian state if Palestine permits it.
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Cueball
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posted 16 April 2004 06:32 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes it is a substantial change. Now, Israel is not limited to negotiating for those settlements, it has them. As well, Sharon can keep any settlement anywhere in the WB, not just those around Jeruslalem. The US has summarily reached into the Palestinian pocket removed their wallet, taken their money, so that they no longer have enough to ante anything up at the poker table.
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Cueball
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posted 20 April 2004 03:24 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Here you go, impact:

Further killing and an expanded wall

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According to media reports, the salients into the West Bank have all been reinstated following President George Bush's written assurance that Israel will be able to keep big settlement blocks in any final solution.

Palestinians, human rights groups and United Nations reports have all strongly criticised the route of the barrier, saying it amounts to the unilateral annexation of large chunks of Palestinian territory and will severely disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of West Bankers who will be cut off from jobs, homes, schools, farmland, schools and hospitals.



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posted 20 April 2004 04:23 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli finance minister, who is the frontrunner to take over Ariel Sharon as prime minister, told Israel Radio that Israel will increase its financial support for the settlements.

"We are going to invest," he said. "I am going to approve hundreds of millions of shekels to invest in the settlements beyond the main fence."



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