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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 13.05.10 | 08:03 (IDT)

    Lieberman's words would be comedic if not for the tragedy. Stopping some, but not all construction that is illegal in the territories he views as a concession. Dismantling roadblocks that are unnecessary for security, he views as a concession. Allowing Palestinians to be treated something more like humans, he views as a concession. Accepting a Palestinian right to exist, he views as a concession when he doesn't view the Palestinian acceptance of Israel's right to exist as a concession. And he thinks it is impossible to ask that Israelis obey the Geneva Conventions on acquiring land that IS UNDER Occupation. Though he does use the words Israeli and Jew synonymously, they are not synonymous terms. Does he understand the difference? If this is the prevailing Israeli political view, there is little hope for any resolution of the conflict, ever.

    from the article: Lieberman: Israel's gestures to Palestinians met with 'slaps in the face'
    First published 01:20 13.05.10 | Last updated 01:20 13.05.10
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