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11. That is precisely why they are needed
Fri Apr 12, 2024, 01:20 PM
Apr 12

is because it is not "taking sides". That buffer has worked very well in the Sinai for a long time now. The UN is never going to get Russia to back off the veto in the Security Council for their attack of Ukraine. I think that the SC will look at the Israel/West Bank issue differently enough to make it possible. It serves none of the major powers for the Middle East to explode over the West Bank. The alliances and repercussions could escalate very quickly beyond any ability to easily pull back by various parties. The limiting of effectiveness/withdrawal of factions hostile to each other in the West Bank is imperative. It is a rapidly building powder keg right now. The "international force/presence" concurrent with actions of recognition may be our best hope to get to meaningful elections/governance in the West Bank. It may fail but the alternatives are worse.

So if we go as we have been with more and more settlements, more and more hostility between parties and more and more ineffective leadership it will not fail to explode over and over and likely escalate.

The idea of a one state solution doesn't work for all manner of reasons discussed at length over the years. So we have to try something different or we keep heading toward disastrous events for all concerned.

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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