Anyhoo, to get back on topic...the 'good faith' thing with Israel is hit and miss at best, because there are always more reasons to distrust than to trust. I think that most of the reforms you outlined earlier in the thread may have a chance, but until they are in place the Palestinians are not going to cooperate much with Israel.Originally posted by kat
I'm not, really. [/B] I'd like you to be as detailed as possible to avoid misunderstandings. I think we're having a very good dialogue, don't you?
[/B]Well, before going further I think maybe we should discuss why you think they "illegally" control huge portions of Palestinian land? The interim (oslo 2) agreements spell out fairly clearly who is responsible for which areas. The area that most attacks are coming from is the area that (under the interim agreements) the PA has responsibility for policing. Yet they not only fail to police but are often complicit in terrorist activities. It's also interesting to note that in good faith the Israeli's armed and initially attempted to train the PA police force. (we did touch on this slightly months ago)
This is one reason that in my outline I stress the importance of an international force to assist in developing security in the palestinian areas...unfortunately I don't think it's realistic that this is something that will happen anytime soon for multiple reasons. [/B]