Friday, December 16, 2005

Is nothing sacred ?

After yediot acharonot released a poll 49% of Israelis back Jerusalem division

Surprising results: Yedioth Ahronoth poll shows half of Israeli public willing to cede parts of Jerusalem in the framework of peace deal with Palestinians; meanwhile, Kadima drops to 38 seats in survey, Labor up to 23, Likud still at 11

I did a poll of my own, I polled 100 friends that live in israel, outside jerusalem and the results are as follows:

22% have never been to jerusalem
46% havent been here in the past 3 years or more
19% have not been here in the past year
and the remaining 13% have been here in the past year

No margin of error (unless they are full of S&^T)

Who did idiyot acharonot poll? was it ramat aviv gimmel? Or kfar shmaryahu?


At 11:32 PM, Anonymous hashfanatic said...

Actually, I'd endorse an "open city"-joint administration sort of set-up, with provisions for safety and guarantees that all Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. may be free to visit the city without fear of violence, harassment, and such.

Why? Because giving up places like Gush Katif in Gaza and definitely certain portions of the occupied West Bank areas simply aren't in Israel's strategic interests. Palestinians and others would NEVER settle permanently in Jerusalem anyway, because it's way too expensive (and is about to become even more so IMHO). Even if you were to apartheid-wall up the Holy City and confine the Pals to their own district, they would soon leave it, because the lifestyle doesn't jibe with the reality of what most Palestinians' family is about.

On the other hand, to me, uprooting the Gush Katif folks (especially to assure them they'd get relocated to homes, which they still have not been) was always unjust. If you plead on religious grounds, then that was SPECIFICALLY the area we were commanded to fight to retain (or at least make an attempt?) To me, the Kassams sort of nullify any evidence that this brilliant plan is this amazing success, because this time, there was no provocation, and even a hardliner like me can see that.

People need to start looking fifty, a hundred years down the road.


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