Excuses and justifications - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rouffian
    • 02.09.11 | 13:51 (IDT)

    Israel has consistently used 'Arab Intransigence' as an excuse for failure to engage in meaningful final status talks. This is an apparently innocent phrase that can be held up as further evidence of Palestinian antipathy toward Israel, whereas in reality it would be not just a surrender of the most basic of Arab rights, but also another green light for the ongoing 'soft genocide' whereby Arab Israelis find it easier to leave Israel than to stay, and their homes and land are being expropriated to make more space for Russian Immigrants. The recognition of Israel's right to exist was all that was necessary for the discussion of a two-state solution, the recognition of Israel as a racist state was not

    from the article: Why Palestinians can't recognize a 'Jewish state'
    First published 02:22 02.09.11 | Last updated 02:22 02.09.11
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