Israel Bracing For Violence

The JTA reports,

Israel’s police chief predicted a surge of Palestinian violence in response to President Bush’s support for Israel. Inspector General Shlomo Aharonishky made his comments Thursday at a symposium in Jerusalem. Palestinians were outraged by Bush’s support Wednesday for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.

Uh, not exactly. They were outraged because Bush told Sharon the Green Line was irrelevant and he could draw any borders he wants…

8 thoughts on “Israel Bracing For Violence

  1. Palestinians were outraged by Bush’s support Wednesday for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
    It’s be just like them, though…

  2. No “kosher” peace initiative takes the green line and Palestinian refugee RoR as deal breakers. For example, the Nusseibeh-Ayalon Plan limits RoR to an emergent Palestinian state; while the Beilin-Abd Rabbo Plan allows for Israeli retention of some settlements through land swaps.

  3. Gush Shalom – Alternative peace agreement
    Section 11: Refugees.
    Both parties agree that the human tragedy of the Palestinians must be resolved by a moral, just, practicable and agreed-upon solution that takes into consideration the character and essential needs of the two states.
    Israel acknowledges its share of responsibility for the creation of this tragedy during the course of the wars of 1948 and 1967. Both parties will establish a “truth commission” of historians – Israeli, Palestinian and international – that will examine in depth the precise causes that lead to the creation of the problem, and will issue an objective conclusive report within three years. This report will be incorporated into the school curriculum of both nations.
    Israel acknowledges the principle of the Right of Return, as a basic human right.
    According to this right, each refugee will be given the choice between compensation and permanent settlement in another country, return to the State of Palestine, or return to Israeli territory, according to the following principles:
    (1) In order to heal the historical wound and as an act of justice, Israel will allow the return into its territory of an appropriate number of refugees, taking into consideration its national character and keeping a reasonable demographic balance. Both parties through negotiation will determine the number of refugees who will return as well as the criteria and priorities of the allocation of return permits.. Returnees will be allowed back under a reasonable annual quota within a time-limit not exceeding 10 years.
    (2) A generous level of compensation will be determined for each refugee for property that remained in Israel, loss of opportunities, etc. The compensation will be paid by an international fund. Israel will contribute an appropriate portion to this fund, according to the assessment of the value of property remaining in Israel.
    (3) With the establishment of the State of Palestine, and according to its laws, each refugee who so desires will be accorded Palestinian citizenship, which will grant him/her the right of return to the territory of the State of Palestine. The international fund will enable the Palestinian State to absorb these refugees, as well as refugees currently residing in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, by providing suitable housing and employment opportunities.

  4. Babylonian: regarding Principal (1) “…appropriate number…national character…demographic balance…” how say we let them all go back provided they’ll acquiesce to mandatory sterilization, each adult, and agree to the same for each of their children upon reaching puberty (or sooner if you have a taste for castroti choir)?

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