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    • r cummings
    • 17.12.09 | 14:25 (IST)

    were the palestinians to accept a land exchange? I didn't say it would. It is well-established that both sides agree to land swops in principle and that is the only way it can work. But that doesn't mean that the PA HAS to agree with any and every proffered land swop idea. They clearly don't agree. Why do you think Abbas offered to exchange 2.6% of Palestine, while Olmert wanted 6.4%? If you take the 'five fingers' of land I referred to out of the equation, you will find that you have just about arrived at the PA's figure. It tells you that the PA can't accept the scale of territorial incursions into Palestine that Olmert wanted. The compromise will go something like: Ma'aleh Adumim town ceded to Israel? Oh OK then, just the town. Big wodge of land east of MA within security barrier ceded to Israel? No chance, don't get greedy.

    from the article: Haaretz exclusive: Olmert's plan for peace with the Palestinians
    First published 03:11 17.12.09 | Last updated 15:17 17.12.09
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