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    • Alex Pushkin
    • 22.01.11 | 02:28 (IST)

    It's the two state re-partition process that perpetuates separation and adversarial politics, because to negotiate territory exactly creates the "what I give away I lose" mentality. But to negotiate human rights together in a common state, both sides have the same interest in a high standard of rights, so that "what I win for myself I win for you too". That's the only win-win scenario, and it's being played out all over the territory by the NGO sector, Israelis and Palestinians breathing the same tear-gas together or confronting bulldozers arm in arm. They have no trouble at all because they are fighting about rights, not territory. In the One State solution there are no losses or gains, only restitution, rights and justice. End of conflict, end of pariah status.

    from the article: Israel's first step to Mideast peace: Opening the door, Obama style
    First published 01:55 21.01.11 | Last updated 01:55 21.01.11
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