Jerusalem Report

Populated territories exchange is legal

International precedents exist and there is no moral barrier to such a plan.

An Israeli Arab woman casts her vote at a polling station in the ‘Triangle’ town of Umm al-Fahm
Photo by: REUTERS
One only has to spend half an hour perusing any of the international media channels to understand that our wider region is witnessing daily carnage on an unbelievable scale. The breakdown of many of the artificially created states in our region into sectarian, ethnic or religious barbarity should give us, as Israelis, pause for thought while conducting any peace negotiations with our neighbors.

However, if we are to accept that we need to partition our land, then we surely must conduct it in an intelligent and serious manner that will end the possibility of further conflict or claims – not for a generation, but for eternity.

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