The Syrian-Israeli 1967 ceasefire
line has been, with few exceptions, quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
The multi-billion dollar security fence that Israel is erecting along the former 1967 ceasefire
lines would not have prevented the planned attacks.
Elements of a unilateral disengagement can be expected to be put in place beginning from the coming months, and would involve among other things (a) the erection of a physical barrier between the Israelis and the Palestinians along the 1967 ceasefire
line between Israel and the West Bank, a barrier of the kind that exists between Israel and Jordan, and (b) the gradual downsizing of the Palestinian labour force that enters Israel every day to work.
Makhoul also said in the interview that as long as Israel does not withdraw to the 1967 ceasefire
lines, Palestinian chief Yasir Arafat does not have to uphold his commitments under the Oslo accords.
Simon & Schuster, the case alleges, has refused to issue corrections despite "irrefutable proof" that key reporting in the book, which is extremely unpopular with many pro-Israel groups, does not tell the truth about events such as the 1949 and 1967 ceasefires
and the 2000 negotiations at Camp David.