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    • John Sullivan
    • 26.10.07 | 13:42 (IST)

    "Palestine will be established as the homeland...including the refugees"--Livni The assumption that is made re: the refugees is that the "borders" are a settled question. They're not. The way refugees won't dilute Israel from Jewish-majority is by letting them return&thereby establish boundaries to keep the demographic split in place. Israel was only granted 55% in the partition, yet conquered 23% more. UN 181 is the only standing ruling on borders. It's never been abrogated, reversed, dismissed. That Arab leaders--who? a democratic vote of Palestinians? no--rejected it doesn't undo it's UN sanction. Jews accepted the borders in 1947. The 2 people will live inside those borders--the UN sanctioned borders. Israel has never declared borders. It's time to declare borders in accord with the only internationally agreed-upon borders. Jews accepted it in 1947. Arabs did in 1949 & Israel rejected it. Why? Land more valued than peace to Israel. Peace is possible. Borders&refugees go together.

    from the article: Livni to UN: Time has come to take action against Iran
    First published 00:00 01.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.10.07
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