The nature of relations between Israelis and Palestinians is an
important factor in determining the security situation in the
Middle East, and even influences the security of the international
community. The Israeli side, which holds most of the aces when it
comes to determining the nature of these relations, has three
different views of how to shape these relations and determine the
security of the region.
The view of Israel's extreme right is that Israel should hold on to
the Gaza Strip and West Bank territories, not just to ensure
Israel's security, but for historical, national and religious
reasons. According to this view, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
will continue for generations, but its impact can be reduced by
Israel's use of force - the extreme right wants to continue
settlement activity, avoid any negotiations to end the conflict
peacefully and carry out large-scale military activities as part of
a continuous existential war against the Palestinians.
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