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  1. JOEV

    JOEV F1 Rookie

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    Not a day goes by when I don't think about/worry about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are a lot of big brains on FChat and a lot of divergent, yet valued opinions. I was wondering what your thoughts are on the Geneva Accord.

    For those that may not have been following the story, a few links for background reading:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3245838.stm - sort of an FAQs article

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0%2C2763%2C1098546%2C00.html - shows different viewpoints

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/371922.html - interesting article by Israeli centrist

    http://www.ericmargolis.com/archives/000024.php - Eric Margolis' commentary

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/charleskrauthammer/ck20031128.shtml - Charles Krauthammer's commentary

    http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=36183&d=10&m=12&y=2003 - View from Arab News

    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article5019.htm - the text of the Accord itself
     
  2. JOEV

    JOEV F1 Rookie

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    Bump - anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
     
  3. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    I doubt it Joe.

    No need to explain why....I just do.
     
  4. JOEV

    JOEV F1 Rookie

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    Kds,

    If you can, I'd like to know why you think that. You may actually be a bigger cynic than me (which is pretty hard to do).

    I'm personally frustrated because moderates on both sides have hammered out something that could actually end the endless fiasco that is daily life over there, but the extremists on both sides refuse to even acknowledge the proposal.

    Interestingly, the extreme right in Israel and the militants among the Palestinians are both convinced that they're giving up too much in the Geneva Accord! Since both statements can't really be true, the moderates must be on to something.

    Joe
     
  5. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    Well...since you asked. And for relevance sake, I am not Jewish....I'm an athiest. Up to 9/11.....I supported neither side in this debate.

    What is it.........a 2,000+ year old conflict at least ?

    The Arab/Muslim world has finally come to accept that direct military action will never work against Israeli military power.

    I believe that any and all recent or future peace treaties will merely be attempts to strip Israel of power thru a "death by 1,000 cuts" method.
    When this policy is combined with state sanctioned Arab/Muslim terrorism coupled with Arab/Muslim UN denials of same and growing worldwide anti-semitism you can see the course of action they are proceeding with.

    Unfortunately, it won't be over until one side ceases to exist in it's totality IMHO.
     

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