Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Mark Aarons, in the Australian, puts forward an interesting history of the conflict between Israel and her Arab neighbours - More than the sum of its parts. He starts with the long held views by those who support the Jewish State that when Israel declared independence in 1948, it was on the cards that the nascent state would be "strangled at birth".

Aarons delivers the two conflicting narratives and comes up with the logical conclusion that there are only two realistic choices for the Palestinians. They can fight a war without end (a choice made by the ruling Hamas) or they can make "a noble compromise" with the Israelis which will result in a two State solution.

The Australian allows for public comments at the end of the article. There should be some interesting responses.

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