Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (18 August 2017, 26 Av, 5777)
Wouldn't it be wise for Israel to halt settlement activities (construction of any kind) in exchange for the halt of payments to convicted murderers by the Palestinian Authority, as a precondition for peace talks?
Israel could do that.
The Israelis could also agree to slit their own throats. Then there would be no need for talks any more. There would be nobody to do the talking. That evidently is what the Palestinians really want. They can go on wanting it. They can continue to want it from somewhere else. Bavaria is nice, so they say. They could move there.
Numbers 33 (NASB):
50 Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the JordanÂ oppositeJericho, saying, 51 â€œSpeak to the sons of Israel and say to them, â€˜When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images and demolish all their high places; 53 and you shall take possession of the land and live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it. 54 You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of themÂ will becomeÂ as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live. 56 And as I plan to do to them, so I will do to you.â€™â€