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  •  but remember Rabin was assassinated in 95 (1+ / 0-)
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    Chi

    only 2 years after the Oslo accords.  Yeah, they weren't perfect and left some big-ass issues (e.g,. Jerusalem) to be handled 'down the road', but there WAS much  more international goodwill towards Israel at the time (remember they didn't retaliate during the Gulf War), and some genuine prospects for peace.

    •  then came the (2nd?)Intifada (2+ / 0-)
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      bevenro, lgmcp

      it seems like...from the outside view anyway..that all the intifadas did was to harden Israeli's hearts (in general). Feeling threatened shuts people down.
      I remember at the time hoping that would do some massive passive resistance thing all togeather that no one could ignore. People on Kos when I said similar recently got on me "the Palestinians DO do passive resistance...you are blaming the victims".
      No, I just want them to succeed in what they want if it is peace and a two state solution. It worked in India and the US South.
      I don't think it would work with this right wing government however...they'd just put more settlers in.

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