No peace

Gideon Levy, Haaretz, March 19:

Israelis have in fact moved to a position of “give peace no chance” – saying no to a just agreement, no to a Palestinian state. Since when has the size of the settlements determined their moral and legal standing? Whoever votes for one of the large parties must know he is casting his ballot for annexation.

Anyone fluctuating among the three should know this is a false indecision. Regarding the peace process and Palestinians, there is no difference among them. The self-congratulation over the end of the Greater Israel vision is groundless. So is the idea that Israelis are fed up with the occupation and wish for a just agreement. The large settlement blocs will foil any such chance. A dissected West Bank will never become an independent Palestinian state. This is exactly why the “settlement blocs” were built.

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