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  1. The shame of it is that Israel could have easily ended the terrorist
    attacks by adopting a policy of passive resistance. Sharon could have
    simply issued red bandannas to Israel citizens with instructions to
    wear them after every attack, to warn the terrorists that they will
    drown in Israeli blood. The attacks themselves are insignificant,
    only gaining significance by Israel’s hamfisted responses, which
    assure the Palestinians that Israel’s prestige has been damaged.
    Let’s remember that Israel loses perhaps 13 people in traffic
    accidents each week, for a total of about 2700 in the four years of
    the Intifada. Let’s also remember that most of the terrorist attacks
    are “reprisals” for Israel’s “reprisals,” which means that simply not
    responding would cut down on the attacks against Israelis immediately.
    Yet it’s inconceivable that Sharon would do this, because Israelis
    must be “muscular Jews,” instead they hide behind a wall–well that’s

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