A major problem – the evacuation of settlers..
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THE RECENT French and rumored Egyptian proposals for an international or regional conference to renew efforts for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stem from a sense of urgency.Both countries are concerned by the danger of the present West Bank violence turning into an armed intifada, the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority, and the creeping, if unofficial, Israeli annexation of Area C of the West Bank via settlement expansion, land expropriation and the displacement of Palestinian residents. Many Israelis, too, are concerned that the nearly 50 year-long occupation is destroying the Zionist dream: the existence of Israel as a democratic state for the Jews and all the citizens residing in it.
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