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    • Johnboy
    • 08.02.10 | 13:11 (IST)

    ...Mark is right: if the term "no preconditions" are to have any meaning then it must apply *as* *much* to the Israelis as it does to the Palestinians. Recognition of Israel within the Green Line was only offered by the Palestinians in 1991, and so insisting that they are bound *by* that recognition is, indeed, as much a "precondition" as is Abbas' insistence on the Road Map. Year zero *is* the Partition Plan, and everything since then been political maneouvring, military bang-boom-crash, illegal actions by both sides i.e. none of them change the legal entitlement of either side. So "negotiations without preconditions" must also require - by definition - that the starting position be the "status quo ante", and for you to argue otherwise simply reveals how hollow Netanyahu's mantra really is, and how shallow your thinking is.

    from the article: Abbas give in to U.S. pressure for indirect Mideast talks
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 14:43 08.02.10
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