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  6/1/2014, Sivan 3, 5774

Expert: Paying Palestinians to Leave a 'Positive Solution'


At an event in Haifa last week, Dr. Martin Sherman, head of the Israeli Institute for Strategic Studies, said that the best way to ensure the future of a Jewish Israel, and the individual welfare of Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, was to offer an “evacuation-compensation” package for them, similar to the process undertaken by the government for families who live in buildings slated for urban renewal projects.

Sherman was speaking at a conference on sovereignty for Judea and Samaria sponsored by Women in Green and the Hazon Leumi (National Vision) students' organization.In the past, Sherman said, efforts to establish multiple sovereignties on the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River had fallen flat, and the current “experiment,” in which the Palestinian Authority was given limited sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, only proved the point. Eventually, he said, there would be only one sovereign – Israel, the Jewish state, or an Arab Muslim entity.