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    • barkochma
    • 24.09.09 | 08:53 (IDT)

    the fixation on the borders will now replace the fixation of the settlement freeze. both represent an unwillingness to engage in real negotiations. the Arabs did not accept the 48 borders, do not accept anything unless forced to do so, so this will have to be negotiated. to offer anything as a precondition is an attempt not to negotiate, and indeed, both sides like the fantasy solutions the statuus quo leads them to dream of. unfortunately, reality will prevail and borders and settlements are issues to be negotiated and that's why both sides are resisting and stalling. for how long? readers and writers to this paper ought to call for mutual discussions without precondition, now, and let the parties try and reach an agreement. that's the only solutions other than endless conflict. i have spoken.

    from the article: Netanyahu: No peace until Palestinians accept Israel as Jewish state
    First published 01:58 24.09.09 | Last updated 17:42 24.09.09
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