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    • Michael
    • 02.03.10 | 17:20 (IST)

    The trouble with everyone staying where they are, is that it breaks some fundamental principles of international law. Most notably it would allow Israel to keep land seized in war and that breaks just about the most fundamental UN rule, which helps keep the world a slightly safer place. UN 242 specifically notes that any agreement should not violate the principle that territory can't be gained by war. You also need to do something about restoring rights or compensating Pal refugees from Israel and the same for Jews forced out of Middle Eastern countries. And nobody in the world, including the West, is ever going to specifically recognise Israel as Jewish state. It has a srong Jewish identity, fine, no problem, but there won't be recignition as a Jewish state. Does Israel, the ADL and AIPAC specifically recognise the US as a Christian state? Otherwise, great plan.

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