Abbas' only solution - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Greg
    • 18.11.09 | 06:50 (IST)

    The only solution for Abbas is to act unilaterally since Israel is not bending under his years of rhetoric. Abbas has not offered anything more than Arafat did, which was nothing. 'Give us the territories', 'Give us part of Jerusalem', 'Give us residences within Israel', 'Give us your resources' and 'We will give you nothing, not even our admission that you have a right to exist'. Its no wonder why Israel has not agreed to such a deal, which hasn't changed in 40 years; especially when Israel has the right to make demands from these belligerents who failed in their attempt at annihilation. The Arabs need to realize that they have to swallow their pride, realize that they lost the war, and try make the best deal they can rather than prolonging negotiations in hope that they can still get it all. Otherwise they will end up with less and no one except them will care.

    from the article: Abbas: Only solution is to declare Palestinian state
    First published 11:31 17.11.09 | Last updated 11:56 25.11.09
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