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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 14.12.10 | 20:06 (IST)

    So goes the account of a survey. It is absolutely clear that Israel will never negotiate a Palestinian State. Thus the 'talks' are over and only the USA refuses to cope with reality. The Palestinians, left only with the UN option, or a return to armed conflict, are positioning for an attempt to have the UN create a Palestinian State in the Occupied Territories. As Israel could argue for exclusion of the lands unlawfully taken during occupation if the Palestinians so concurred, it is essential that the Palestinians make the broadest claim as a starting point for UN negotiations. The Palestinians have no way around the US Veto which is always exercised at the whim of Israel. Thus the UN option is a desperate attempt to avoid the inevitable - a return to warfare in order to establish a Palestinian State.

    from the article: Palestinians to Mitchell: U.S. must demand talks based on 1967 borders
    First published 19:38 14.12.10 | Last updated 19:38 14.12.10
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