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    • Mr Heisenberg
    • 25.05.11 | 14:41 (IDT)

    accepted Israel's right to exist many, many times, the PA has done so already in the 90's, even under Arafat. To demand a hollow declaration from Abbas saying that Israel is the nationstate of the Jewish people would not change a thing, either for Israel nor for the Peace process. If he would say it, he would unnecessarily spit in the face of all the Arba-Israelis in Israel, you know, the 1/5 of Israel's population who is not jewish. They do live in israel as well and, according to Bibi, enjoy the equality of all citizens within a nation state. Abbas has no saying in whether Israel is for the jews or anyone else living there. This is up to the Israeli government and society. On the other hand, such a declaration would put his life on the line due to the extremist in the pal society. But spare me your argument that with people like that one cannot make peace. Rather demand from Bibi that he declares publicly the West Bank as exclusively palestinian territory. It would have the same effect on the Jewish extremists and put his life on the line (remember Rabin?). But the Pals are negotiating with these extremists (aka the current Israeli government) for quite a while. Difference is, such a statement from Bibi actually would change something as currently it is not up to the PA to decide what is going on the West Bank. At the moment this task falls to the occupating power, ISrael.

    from the article: Abbas: Netanyahu's vision for peace is nothing we can build on
    First published 12:53 25.05.11 | Last updated 12:53 25.05.11
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