Image via WikipediaIsrael should go along with the Great One™ and accede to the Nobel Peace Prize winner 's prescription for world peace: roll back the borders of Israel to 1967 (more or less).
1967 was when, you know, the surrounding Arab states ganged up on Israel and Israel beat them back fair-and-square. In six days. Now Obama wants Israel to just hand the land back.
And I think Israel should go along with the US. But, there has to be some concessions on the part of the US. before Israel makes such a courageous and counter-intuitive move. Israel should agree to roll back its borders to 1967 when the US agrees to roll back its border with Mexico.
The constant conflicts in the Texas region in the mid 19th century eventually led to the Mexican-American War, which began in 1846 and ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Due to the treaty Mexico lost more than 960,000 square miles (about 2,500,000 km²) of land, 55% of its national territory, including what is today California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma in addition, all disputes over Texas and the disputed territory between Rio Grande and Rio Nueces were abandoned. Five years later the Gadsden Purchase completed the creation of the current United States – Mexico border. These purchases left approximately 300,000 people living in the once disputed lands, many of whom were Mexican nationals. Following the establishment of the current border a number of towns sprang up along this boundary and many of the Mexican citizens were given free land in the northern regions of Mexico in exchange for returning and repopulating the area. -- WikiSuch an act would be a demonstration of good faith on the part of the United States and would win the admiration of the world. Give conquered lands back? Sure. You go first.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.
Oh, yes. And Canada wants Fort Blunder back. There can never be peace where there's permanent occupation.