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Into the Fray: Earth to Bennett; Earth to Bennett…
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/2014 | Martin Sherman

Posted on 05/24/2014 8:22:54 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Israel must allow Palestinians complete freedom of movement, which requires removing all roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank. In particular, Israel should dismantle the security barrier erected throughout the last decade to defend against Palestinian terror attacks...

– Naftali Bennett, “A New Plan for Peace in Palestine,” The Wall Street Journal, May 20

The proposals from the Israeli right-wing, however inadequate… add a little bit to that hope [of bringing an end to Jewish Israel]… We should watch how this debate develops and engage and encourage it....

– Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the vehemently anti-Zionist “Electronic Intifada,” on Al Jazeera

Full disclosure: I voted for Bennett’s party in the last elections, not because I really believed in the man or his political program, but because I saw them as the “least of all evils” on offer at the January 2013 polls.

Since then, however, I have had occasion for second thoughts and am approaching the conclusion that I may have been mistaken.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bennett; pa; twostate
I must confess that I was one of those excited at the idea of annexing area C (just wishing it was the entire Judea and Samaria)until I read Bennett's op-ed suggesting the removal of the security barrier and check points. Caroline Glick's One State proposal is starting to sound better and better!
1 posted on 05/24/2014 8:22:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Both Glick and Bennett have gone off the rails. Good people. But still off the rails now with their latest proposals.

here is far better idea, just published this morning:

2 posted on 05/24/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)d)
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There is a force that is slowly moderating some of the Arab rage, and it’s not secularization, it’s Christianization. Evangelists, often Arab ones, are sharing the message. Relationships between Arab Christians and Jews are sometimes a bit chilly but it is a far cry from the hot hatred of Islam.

If Israel could see evangelists as friends it might be able to better deal with Arab groups who have excellent reason to get sick and tired of a “God” that has rabies.

3 posted on 05/24/2014 10:37:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Christian evangelists are apparently doing a good job, but there are over a billion of the oppositionals
there’s just SO much more work to do!

this will take some time.... and we all have to last until it can succeed
which looks less and less likely what with the kind of national leaderships we are getting in many western countries with the number of enemy agents therein

but we agree, it will most likely be the evangelists who solve this problem, woo Satan’s minions away from him... if we can last that long..

4 posted on 05/24/2014 11:03:18 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)d)
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To: faithhopecharity

Excellent idea! If one considers that a single Iron Dome battery costs about $50 million, while each of the Tamir interceptors cost as much as $100,000, maybe Israel would find the money to pay the Arabs to move. Just the other day, US lawmakers approved $351 million for Iron Dome and $269 million for David’s Sling and Arrow 3. That adds up to $620 million! Surely a good part of that money could be used to prevent attacks rather than respond!

5 posted on 05/24/2014 11:08:42 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

yes and no, right now the money needs to be invested in the very best available defense.... no matter what better long-term solutions may be possible

but we do agree on the larger issues, and removing the terrorist population is much “nicer” (politically correct) than the obvious (just eliminating them where they are camped — which they so richly, richly deserve...but Israel is always so kid-glovish, so pacificistic, the Russians, the Chinese, the Germans, almost any other nation would have known how to take care of their enemy attackers...long ago)

6 posted on 05/24/2014 11:45:11 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)d)
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