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    • Hakam Shahwan
    • 06.06.11 | 13:11 (IDT)

    The only thing we see now is the blame game getting more professional. We need to get to the hearts and minds of both sides. The Israelis cannot live with the constant planted fear in them about the Arabs wanting to kill them all. The Palestinian side need to accept some blames as well. The problem is that i see the Palestinians have moved forward and accepted the division of land if not more than the original 1947 plan. The Palestinians have accepted Israel and recognised the rights of its people. The Israeli governments until now are refusing to even accept the fact that 1967 is occupied land. They still treat it as disputed territories. Israel needs to define its borders. They were not happy with 1947 and therefore expanded in 1948 and that has become the "accepted" border by the international community. Now, the remaining 22% of the land of Palestine is not accepted by the Israeli government to be the land of Palestine. Instead of them going to consider why the international community condemns Israel for its acts in the occupied territories, they are seeing this as increase in the hate for the Jews. The issue has nothing to do with the Jewishness of the country or its leaders, it has to do with Justice in the world.

    from the article: Israel-Palestinian Conflict is in the eye of the beholder
    First published 01:57 06.06.11 | Last updated 01:57 06.06.11
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