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    • Michael
    • 16.03.06 | 23:01 (IST)

    If only there was a willing partner that could be trusted in negotiations--areas withing "Green Line" pre-1967 Israel with a substantial Arab population could be transferred to Palestinian sovereignty(once a Palestininan state formally exists), with the consent of those Israeli Arabs (or Palestinians holding Israeli citizenship, as most of them prefer to be called today). This can be decided by referendum in areas like the Triangle that would be affected. Residents of the area could also be offered a choice between Israeli or Palestinian citizenship. Likewise, Israeli citizens who wish to stay in Hebron and places like that could be offered Palestinian citizenship (I suspect there would be few takers). If there was a willing, trustworthy partner on the Palestinian side, I see no reason why an Israeli shouldn't be able to live in sovereign "Palestine" as a permanent resident. Likewise, Arab Israelis could opt for Palestinian citizenship and continue to live within the boundaries of

    from the article: Lieberman - nyet, nyet, nyet
    First published 00:00 13.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 13.03.06
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