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January 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Left-Wing Activist: Israeli Relocation From Beyond Green Line Not Realistic

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View of security barrier separating Judea and Samaria for the rest of Israel. Photo: Christian Bier.

A Kibbutz movement leader and left-wing activist said removing Israeli residents from communities located beyond Israel’s pre-1967 borders (the “Green Line”) is no longer a viable solution to the conflict over territory with the Palestinians.

“I believe the topic of two states for two peoples will come up, but I don’t think there’s any way that hundreds of thousands will be moved from their homes to inside the green line,” said Yoel Marshak, according to Israel National News. “There will be agreements, or an autonomy, that will allow two nations to live side by side… The struggle today is not to remove settlements, but to find creative solutions,” he added.

In the recent Israeli election, Marshak still supported the left-leaning Labor party, though he was frustrated with party leader MK Shelly Yachimovich. “She didn’t need to declare that she would or wouldn’t enter [a Netanyahu-led coalition],” he said.

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