Haifa Court Rules Against Rachel Corrie

lawhawk8/28/2012 1:29:25 pm PDT

re: #130 War On Music

Israel has recognized borders with Egypt and Jordan. The border with Lebanon is still disputed by Hizbullah in Southern Lebanon (they claim Israel occupies Sheba Farms, but the UN says Israel’s not).

The border region with Syria is still in flux. The ceasefire lines have Israel occupying the Golan Heights with a DMZ between Israeli and Syrian forces with a UN force patroling.

There’s a Green Line that demarcates where the West Bank and pre 1967 Israel boundaries are located. There’s a further boundary line between Gaza and Israel.

Since those other lines are still in dispute by the Palestinians/Syrians/Hizbullah, then those borders are still open to final peace deals.

If the PA wanted, they could have a state tomorrow since land for peace can involve land swaps between the West Bank and land within the Green Line to improve territorial integrity. There had been some discussion about that a few years back, but the Palestinians wants Jerusalem for itself, plus right of return, so all is for naught. And Hamas wants all of Israel - regardless of whatever boundaries you provide. Since Hamas is part of the PA, that means no deal no matter how much paper diplomats throw in the air.