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    • r cummings
    • 17.02.10 | 17:16 (IST)

    those Bradley describes - MY side is ALWAYS right! 'Pal unwillingness to renounce any of their claims is the root cause of the conflict ...' And what should they renounce AS? The UN drew the borders of their future state and they remain the legal borders. The fact that Israel invaded does not give it the right to gain territory, that is prohibited in intl law. Israel built 160 settlements there, but that too is illegal, an occupying army cannot settle its nationals on occupied territory. People cannot be ethnically-cleansed either, so 811,000 Pal Arabs and their families have the right to be (a) rehoused, either in Israel or Palestine, at someone's expense, or (b) compensated financially for the loss of homes and land. Israel cannot keep dodging this. The Pals have no more water to donate, plus no country surrenders its airspace. So what exactly do you want the Pals to give up AS? Why should they? And what exactly is Israel going to give up in return?

    from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'
    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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