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The Case for a Ceasefire in Gaza
What might a plausible plan look like in practice?
I keep on hearing from critics of a ceasefire that it's not "realistic." Well, then, let's think about what would be realistic. It's not enough to attack activists for being naive or completely unaware of political realities, although they may be both.
In my new Washington Post column—“The case for a cease-fire in Gaza,” I try to lay out what a plausible ceasefire plan could look like in practice, one that: 1) compels Hamas to formally offload its governing responsibilities to the Palestinian Authority, 2) provides a path for low and mid-level Hamas cadres and members of the group's political leadership to be re-incorporated in any future governing structure, if they agree to demobilize.
Please do give it a read if you get the chance. I think it's important for as many of us as possible to push for a ceasefire that both Israel and Hamas could plausibly agree to. Here is a free link to the piece that you can share.
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