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Israeli settlers look on (October 22, 2012).(photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
Without the political will to extract its settlers from the West Bank, Israel won't be able to end the occupation, and as long as the occupation lasts in all of its oppressive arbitrariness, settlement will continue. And in that reality, Netanyahu's analysis is correct: Israel will continue to live by the sword. Israelis will continue to die, and a disproportionately larger number of Palestinians will continue to die.
If Israel has abandoned the justice of dividing the land, the only justice left is the justice of granting citizenship to all and working towards some type of unified civil society. Some kind of binational state that Netanyahu says he is not interested in. There is no constituency for this among Jews in Israel. Is there among the Palestinians?
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