Abbas' refusal to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • michael shapiro
    • 15.10.10 | 18:17 (IST)

    Maybe it would be easier for Abbas to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Israeli people; In return Israel would recognize Palestine as the homeland of the Philistines -who in Biblical times lived in Gaza-only in Gaza - while Israel appeared on the ancient (Roman) maps as Judea . Abbas' stand on this issue is a farce; he does not want peace and coexistence otherwise he would not have any problem in agreeing to Natanyahu's request.

    from the article: Abbas: We'll never sign deal demanding recognition of Israel as Jewish state
    First published 16:14 15.10.10 | Last updated 16:14 15.10.10
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