17, you appear not to understand the Westphalian concept of "sovereignty" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 28.05.13 | 12:48 (IDT)

    Israel is a sovereign state, ergo, it defines itself. The only thing required by OTHER states is to recognize that Israel is sovereign i.e. they recognize that Israel has a right to define itself. It ISN'T the job of other states to put their stamp of approval on that self-definition otherwise - du'oh! - that very notion is incompatible with the sovereign right of Israel to define itself. Abbas recognizes Israel, Netanyahu defines Israel to be whatever he wants it to be, Abbas then says "whatever, dude", precisely because it is up to the ISRAELIS THEMSELF to decide if they agree with Netanyahu's definition of the state.

    from the article: Abbas tells Israel: Palestinians won't accept deal based on temporary borders
    First published 07:11 27.05.13 | Last updated 19:01 26.05.13
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