#23 An astonishing argument, Walter. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 25.01.10 | 08:50 (IST)

    W: "If they want to let the Israelis keep a little land, that would be generous of them." They were much more than merely "generous" in 1993 when the PLO conceded fully half of all the territory that had been allocated to "the Arab state", telling Rabin that they were willing to let Israel keep that land in exchange for an end to the occupation and an independent state of Palestine in the 22% that remained. Q: what did that get them? A: Israel pocketed that concession without even a "thank you", and then said it wanted more. So the PLO gave away half of the territory that they were entitled to claim, and got nothing in return except an ever expanding colonization of what was left. I think that told them all they needed to know about the "value" of being "generous" to Israel.

    from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 17:01 25.01.10
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