#51 Reply to CJ - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jim
    • 17.11.09 | 06:40 (IST)

    Usually when a new state is declared, it meets with immediate resistance from those who rule the country. A revolutionary war is the typical result. If the revolution is successful, then the former power relinquises its control Else, the revolution is not successfull You ask for an example. The Amaerican revolutionary war followed from the colonies' Declaration of Indepenance. The hostilities were concluded when the British Parliament aknowledged the validity of the American revolutionaries' position and relinquished control over the former colonies. Ok. To some extent I am beiong cynical. I simply cannot see the Israeli government agreeing to the independence of an autonomous and sovereign State of Palestine. They will, perhaps, agree to a Palestinian state provided the current status quo is maintained, i.e. Israel in forceful control. In such a case, however, only the terminology is twisted a bit to consdole the Palestinians, but current conditions remain unchanged

    from the article: Netanyahu seeks to foil Palestinian declaration of statehood, again
    First published 02:07 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:42 16.11.09
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