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The Unwanted 'Bride': Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?


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The Unwanted 'Bride': Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?

Ramzy Baroud

There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning.

The Zionist movement, which held its first conference in Basel, Switzerland 120 years ago, wanted Palestine but not the Palestinians. They achieved this objective 50 years later, in what Israel termed as its ‘war of independence.’

Then, in 1947-48, the Palestinian homeland was captured, but millions of Palestinians were cruelly evicted following a harrowing war and many massacres.


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As for whether peace is possible, probably not until the US engages the process honestly:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/02/infamy-at-sea-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty-50-years-later/

Miko Peled gives me hope for the future:


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Had the United Nations, the United States, and the International Community moved quickly to not only tell Israel that they cannot expropriate land that doesn’t belong to them and build settlements on West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, but to enforce the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as a shared Capitol between the Jewish nation-state of Israel and the Palestinian nation-state that was comprised of West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, there would be more peace today, and Israel and Palestine would be living as neighbors at peace with each other.