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    • The Pragmatist
    • 09.10.11 | 09:59 (IST)

    It is difficult to see how the two state solution is possible at this stage. The proposed Palestinian State is but an 18% rump of the original Palestinian area,and this is riddled with holes. The whole creation of Israel has been handled badly, by Israeli's. Palestinians and the International community. The International community in particular took their eye off the ball, and ignored what what happening. The Israeli's were extremely well organised, disciplined, well financed, with a diaspora well linked to influential circles. The Palestinians were essentially the opposite. Also Israel was linked to the West, whilst the Arab states were more linked to the soviet blog, which meant a natural division of Israel/Palestinians on cold war lines. The Russians of course lost The Palestinians made a big mistake hijacking and blowing up western country airliners. The right of Palestinians to land is a relatively new concept in the West, and is still not really prevalent in the USA. At this point in time, I think the public opinion in the UK, Europe and Australia is on the side of the Palestinians, but it remains too little and too late. The result will not be good for either the Palestinians or Israelis. Such is life. If the Quartet is capable of doing anything it should start now with practical suggestions for the Palestinians rotting in refugee camps.

    from the article: Dividing the Land of Israel into two states is a moral imperative
    First published 00:27 09.10.11 | Last updated 00:27 09.10.11
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