Israel's daily newspaper Haaretz reports on Middle Eastern issues with the kind of objectivity that news media in Australia and the United States - in thrall to the Zionist lobby - do not. It can be read online at: http://haaretz.com.
In today's issue an article by Avi Primor, "It's time for the IDF to leave the West Bank", argues that security concerns are the biggest drawback to Israel pulling out of the occupied territories. He suggests that an international force of armed observers could be installed in place of the IDF, thus ending 41 years of military occupation.
Such a force, I suggest, would be better disciplined, more humane and more professional than the IDF and the brutal Border Police. Their role would be that of peacekeepers, not as oppressors of the native population and facilitators for settler violence.
Whether the Israeli political class can wean itself off its war mentality and relentless expansionism is another matter.