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    • Josh
    • 07.12.09 | 15:38 (IST)

    The PLO did not exist in 1947, so it has no authority to make any sort of claims on territory assigned to the Arabs in the U.N. Partition Plan. But this is actually the minor point. The main point is that the Partition Plan was accepted by the Israeli side, and rejected by the Arab side. When Israel declared independence in 1948 on territory allocated to it according to the Partition Plan, five Arab armies invaded seeking to destroy the country and to "drive the Jews into the sea". This was preceded by nearly a year of local Arab guerrillas who waged a campaign of terror in response to the Partition Plan. So, the Partition Plan was rendered null and void as a result of this. Going back to the Partition Plan is a non-starter in any negotiations. By the way, I happen to live in Be'er-Sheva. I'm not sure what this definition of "legal" is, but I live in Israel, and Be'er-Sheva will most definitely not be a part of any future Palestinian state, whether the PLO agrees to this or not

    from the article: Netanyahu is making us miss Olmert
    First published 02:56 07.12.09 | Last updated 15:45 07.12.09
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