Israel has in the past evacuated settlements in Sinai, the Gaza Strip and the northern part of the West Bank. Certainly as things stand the populations concerned are much larger and their displacement will have a human cost that cannot be ignored. However the exchange of land on a like for like basis, in the context of a peace agreement, means that a majority of those Israelis who live today beyond the Green Line (the border up until 1967), in the main settlement blocs, will not be concerned by a withdrawal because they will live on land that will become part of Israel. Amongst those who will have to be rehoused, we believe that most of them will leave of their own volition, in exchange for adequate compensation, or will make a symbolic protest. Die-hard opponents will have to give into the democratic rule of law and will not be allowed to dictate the decisions made by Israel concerning its future.

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