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The End of Land for Peace

While I agree with Evelyn Gordon’s analysis, it’s also important to recognize the Palestinian actions and those who would affirm them violate not only previous agreements on legal grounds, but also the philosophical basis of the peace process.

Since the Camp David Accords, the basis of negotiations has been one of land for peace. What the Palestinians are asking the United Nations now is to assign land ahead of time, and worry about peace later. The vote not only violates previous diplomatic agreements, but it replaces a formula for peace with a recipe for war.