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    • bronxite10
    • 18.02.10 | 02:29 (IST)

    If it were as simple as Palastinians wanting to find work and raise their families, there would have been peace and a two state solution long ago. Arafat could easily have had it at Camp David, but he walked out on it. If Hamas were serious about a two state solution, they would say so rather than their 15 year "truce". They don't because it's fundamentally incompatible with their ideology. Sure they may say that if Gaza (under Hamas control) and Palastinians in refugee camps in Lebanon (and their friends from Hezballah) agreed to give up their claim on pre-'67 Israel, they would go along with it, but that's largely because they're pretty certain it won't happen. I'd like a two state solution. But when Palastinian textbooks delegitimize the Jewish people, Palastinian musicians who play for Holocaust survivers are condemned, and Palastinian demographers are physically attacked if they suggest that Lebanese refugees may not want to return, I get the message.

    from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'
    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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