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    • Reid
    • 17.11.09 | 04:38 (IST)

    All, The Unilateral Declaration - again. Palestine declares itself a state which is accepted by the UN which brings it in as a full member. Israel withdraws to its desired boundaries. The difference between the de facto narrow Palestinian boundaries and the 'de jure' 67 boundaries becomes officially 'disputed territories' between recognized states. We're back to a negotiated settlement under UN SCR 242, the Road Map and Annapolis. Israel has lost nothing. If the UN does nothing about forcing a further Israeli withdrawal, then Israel wins. Palestine may end up with the 'de facto' boundaries. This, of course, has always been Palestine's nightmare and is why they haven't declared independence yet. Of course, there is no case of long term occupation of 'disputed territories' except: Morroco's occupation of Spanish Sahara, Armenia of Nagorno-Karabakh Russia's occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Taiwan's de facto independence w/i UN recognized China

    from the article: Netanyahu seeks to foil Palestinian declaration of statehood, again
    First published 02:07 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:42 16.11.09
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