I disagree that the Palestians don't want peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter
    • 15.10.10 | 21:33 (IST)

    I think the Palestinians do believe in peace but don’t believe Israel is a trustworthy partner similar to how Israelis believe likewise. I also think Abbas is viewed as not representing Palestinian interests and capable of bringing them a fair deal. Many Palestinians want the peace process because they see it as a waste of time. Abbas reject the Israel as a Jewish State because it would give Israeli Jews two things: 1. Confirm that Israel Jews are superior to other ethnic groups in the area. 2. Confirm they had a right to kick out the Palestinian under the cover of them being Jewish 3.Most importantly, give Israel a cover to discriminate against its Arab minority and possibly ethnically cleanse them or deny them representation. The Palestinians view the Israelis entering the peace process thinking “How could we extract more concessions or stall for time?”

    from the article: Abbas: We'll never sign deal demanding recognition of Israel as Jewish state
    First published 16:14 15.10.10 | Last updated 16:14 15.10.10
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