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Outsiders are required in Israel. The EU should join in

By Derek Coombs   January 2002

There can be no political solution in Israel/Palestine while Ariel Sharon remains in power. He has the mind of a warrior, not a politician. It is also clear that there can be no solution without the intervention of the major powers. Britain and the rest of the European Union should continue to push America to fetch Israel back to the negotiating table; but the EU should also try to establish as much of a physical presence as possible in the West Bank and Gaza.

It is often said that the Israelis will accept no third party interference in the conflict,…

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