Sunday, September 30, 2007

Marty Peretz, "Four Friends," 5/31/07:
"So there remains the Palestinian question. This is what agitates the far left, the far right, and the sensitive souls in north and south Tel Aviv. But the general population, not so seduced by extreme ideologies or extravagant hopes, appears to take it as a given that the fratricide and the hysteria in the Palestinian orbit make it very unlikely that there will be an opportunity for peace any time soon. I take it as a given, too. When election comes, win or lose, Netanyahu will not be judged by Palestinian politics. In a certain sense, the Palestinians are irrelevant to the normal life of Israel. It goes on without them. And, when they kill too many Jews ... well, we shall see.”

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