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    • Smadar
    • 07.05.13 | 07:07 (IDT)

    It's mainly for most of those years because of your party, the Likud (the largest right-wing party), formerly the Irgun Tzvai Leumi, which sabotaged one way or another a political endgame to the conflict. In 1947 you did it to PM David Ben Gurion, in 1977 with Likud's election of Menachem Begin, and then PM Yitzchak Shamir - and of course lastly PM Benjamin Netanyahu from 1994 until today 2013. Put aside the violence issue even, Likud never accepted the partition for most of its existence because of its, understandably, difficulty in letting go of the areas of Judea and Samaria, although the Biblical region would have to have been conquered further into Iraq and Syria. Of course, that commandment in the Torah won't fly today. It's a fact that the Likud-minded Israelis, never endorsed the partitioning of Palestine into an Arab and Jewish State since Israel's modern inception in 1948. In 1988 the PLO recognized Israel, but according to Likud, " no negotiations with a terrorist organization" and then all of a sudden, who comes along - even more extremists, Hamas and IJ. The PA today represents the Palestinians and they're interested in a peace settlement, but Likud's PM Netanyahu has to respond with a peace proposal that's going to fly or at least have some merit for negotiations.

    from the article: Mahmoud Abbas can’t meet Israel’s basic requirement for peace
    First published 04:50 07.05.13 | Last updated 04:50 07.05.13
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