getting rid of Um al Fahm is a non-starter - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • roberto
    • 13.03.06 | 23:38 (IST)

    The world community, including Arab nations and the majority of the Palestinian public, recognize the parameters of the two-state solutions as the 1967 borders with mutualy agreed modifications. So, why insist in some ad hoc "modifications" that are not mutualy agreed? To suggest that Um al Fahm can be exchanged by Ma'ale Adumim is as much as a non-starter as to keep Easte Jerusalem as part of Israel. It is Israel's playing chess with itself. It would be similar to a Hamas government demanding the boundaries of the 1947 UNO partition. Forcing Palestinian nationality on Israeli Arabs would be like forcing Israeli nationality on USA Jews. It is a veiled attempt to disenfranchise them. It is far preferable to have a State of Israel with 30% of its citizens not identified as Jewish, but enjoying full civil rights and being very loyal citizens, than only a 10% of such citizens but being discriminated and not loyal.

    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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