Israel Admits Land Concessions a Must

I have no problem with conceding land for peace, I think Kin-Sean (or Jay Severin, not sure which) put it best though: Instead of granting land in the hopes that it will satisfy the Palestinians to not commit crimes of terror, grant X amount of territory as free after a set amount of time with no terrorism being committed. Anyone blows up a bus, clock starts over. In other words, you don’t get paid until the job is done.

TEL AVIV, Israel  — Under pressure to end three years of fighting, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday that Israel cannot hold on to all of the West Bank and Gaza , but also warned Palestinians that unless they moderate their demands he might take permanent hold of some of the land they seek for a state.

"You do not have unlimited time", he told a news conference, addressing the Palestinians. "There is a limit to our patience."

Sharon’s talk about possible concessions was aimed at an increasingly impatient gallery of critics, ranging from U.S. officials to bickering coalition partners to ordinary Israelis despondent over the decline of their living standards and personal security.

~ by kinshay on 2003-11-27.

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