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10. As I mentioned in some other responses
Fri Apr 12, 2024, 12:58 PM
Apr 12

I think this may be about more than just "recognition" for it's own sake so to speak. I'm thinking that possibly the thinking behind closed doors may be that recognition might make inserting an "international force/presence" an easier thing to get through the UN. Similar to the scenario in the Sinai which for the most part has gone OK. The West Bank situation cannot keep going on because it is a building powder keg. I don't believe that the situation there can resolve by continued involvement by the armed radicals of the groups like Hamas, Hezbollah etc. and by the continued presence of Israel. Either one is a match to the powder keg in the eyes of the other. But trying to get approval for a Sinai type force just as a substitute for the sides alone will not be likely to be seen as anything but another "occupier" unless it is done in conjunction with a concurrent move that gives the people there a reason to accept that "international force/presence" as protecting their "state" and allowing them to have a voice in matters free from fear of retaliation or intimidation that allows the corrupt leaders to be gone and new leaders to discuss the resolution of borders, natural resources etc.

Although the Sinai situation with Egypt has differences obviously to the West Bank situation I haven't seen any articles that Israel is unhappy or dissatisfied with the "international force" approach there. I think at this point we have to try something different because I think we all see the unlikely success of maintaining the approach in the West Bank by any of the parties involved. It just isn't working.

After they have had presidential elections ripcord Apr 12 #1
I'm wondering if moniss Apr 12 #3
Ah settler ethics. Voltaire2 Apr 12 #6
I'd rather them be their own country. jimfields33 Apr 12 #8
That's what I say. LeftInTX Apr 12 #18
Yep. Absolutely. jimfields33 Apr 12 #22
Who speaks for the State of Palestine-- Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority...? dutch777 Apr 12 #2
I'm thinking that some of the moniss Apr 12 #5
Don't know if it is possible, but key will be making Israel feel safe & the true free will of the Palestinians in a... dutch777 Apr 13 #24
That would be their problem. Voltaire2 Apr 12 #7
Whoever recognizes a Palestinian state, should be aware that Beastly Boy Apr 12 #4
As I mentioned in some other responses moniss Apr 12 #10
As things stand now, I believe Israel is on board with international peacekeeping force in Gaza, Beastly Boy Apr 12 #16
I agree with what should have been taking place but here moniss Apr 12 #23
Too many people have illusions about what "international protection forces" do... brooklynite Apr 12 #9
That is precisely why they are needed moniss Apr 12 #11
So if there are UN forces on the Gaza border, there won't be any Hamas attacks? brooklynite Apr 12 #12
Yeah, that isn't working out too well in Lebanon. Ace Rothstein Apr 12 #13
The UN forces moniss Apr 12 #15
My comment is about moniss Apr 12 #14
It was tabled by the UNSC yesterday LeftInTX Apr 12 #17
Yes I know but the move by independent countries to give recognition moniss Apr 12 #19
It is up to the United States and we have total veto power. LeftInTX Apr 12 #20
That was my point moniss Apr 12 #21
It is a one state reality in which millions lack voting rights. David__77 Apr 13 #25
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