Israelis Seek a Lasting Peace

(Scotsman-UK)Editorial - In several of the settlements in Gaza which would have to be evacuated, there are Israeli graveyards. The tombs are not numerous, but some of them contain the bodies of victims of terrorism. It will be hard enough to move the living. It will be an emotional nightmare to move the dead. There is only one way to persuade enough Israelis that this is an acceptable price: a deal which guarantees their rights to live in safety, with no more terrorism: a peace which passeth all backsliding. If the Palestinians were not even prepared to sign up to stage one of the road map, many Israelis would conclude that any talk of peace was a snare and a delusion.

2004-12-23 00:00:00

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