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    • John Swanston
    • 01.12.11 | 07:34 (IST)

    What is there on the table is no state at all. Abbas goes as a beggar to plead for some area to call Palestine. It will not be an independent state. Having to get permission from Israel to establish relations with other states. De-militarised! Rubbish. Independent state means having it own means of defence. Any International force will be beholden to Israel not the UN. Hamas is mentioned. At least they have some self respect. Please note, with reference to their demoned status. Hagganah, Irgun and the Stern Gang were just as nasty, terroristic, abjectionable. Yet they were incorporated into the state of Israel. The US never complains about their incorporation into Israeli life - Army and Police as I understand. There remains of the UN table the 1948 borders. Given Israel's 60 years of expansionism that border line must be the basis for discussion. End of story.

    from the article: Netanyahu balks at Abbas proposal for Palestinian state borders
    First published 01:06 01.12.11 | Last updated 01:06 01.12.11
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