Saturday, June 07, 2008

Thomas Friedman's pregnant questions for Palestinians, Israelis and the "peace process"

For the complete set of Friedman's questions and the concerns he raises, see:,1518,558086,00.html

What struck me most were these questions: After Israel quit the Gaza Strip in 2005, why did Palestinians, build a Somalia there instead of a Singapore? Instead of focusing on how to make microchips in what was now officially their own territory, with reasonable dollops of international aid continuing to come in particularly from the EU, why did the Palestinians instead make rockets and then actually hit Israel, thereby guaranteeing a strikeback - and the situation that exists today? Sphere: Related Content

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