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    • 22.03.13 | 16:55 (IST)

    The two state solution died with Arafat. But what can you expect from Mahmoud Abbas, the only leader in the Middle East (except for Bashir Assad) who is never photographed without a suit and tie? The man remains out of touch with history and reality. Demographics is destiny. Israel and Palestine are one land with two peoples sacred to three religions. You can't unscramble an egg. The settlements have united the land, but not the peoples. In the end there can only be one state. Peace can only be achieved if each citizen has equal reights and Zionism's victims get recognized, compensated and empowered as full citizens in a free state.

    from the article: 'Peace shall not be made through violence, occupation': Full text of Abbas's speech in Ramallah with Obama
    First published 14:17 22.03.13 | Last updated 14:17 22.03.13
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