people say that they support an Arab state in the West Bank and Gaza that
is ‘contiguous’ I wonder what they think that word means. How do they
propose that the Gaza Strip is to become contiguous with the West Bank?
Geography seems to be their enemy here, more than the Zionist Entity.
it looks like the Gaza Strip has preemptively seceded from this intended
state. This was entirely to be expected: the situation was
always going to resemble Pakistan East and West more than Alaska and the
lower 48. In fact, if the Israeli ‘Disengagement ‘ (should that
project be taken up again) results in Israel retaining the Jordan valley
and the borders of ‘Palestine’ following the proposed line of the
separation barrier, that might create a situation in which the area about
Hebron (south of J’lem) would seek to separate from the area north of
the period of German partition it was said by some that they so loved the
idea of Germany that they would prefer to have two of them rather than
just one. I wonder how much the people of the area love the idea of