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Israeli defense chief proposes West Bank pullout


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  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    Did the Israeli Defense Chief pass this proposal by romney and Sheldon Adelson (Israeli gambling magnate, located in Las Vegas, who has spent 70 million on the repub campaign)?

    Netanyahu was reported to be unavailable for comment...


  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Sept. 24, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    Israel: quit while you are ahead. Merge your economy with the West Bank, let them prosper and they won't want you to leave: it will be bad for business.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 6:40 a.m.

    "Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005, citing demographics. Within two years, Hamas militants overran the territory, using it to fire thousands of rockets into Israel. Israeli hardliners fear the same thing could happen in the West Bank."

    Could happen?? Can anyone come up with a reason it will not happen? People can and do change, but the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour.