Where once no Palestinian would seek an agreement which did not include the RofR, Abbas has made it clear that he accepts that that cannot be part of a final 2-state solution. Where once the Palestinians were demanding that the border between 2 states be identical to the 1949 armistice line, Abbas has now accepted what was stated in the Geneva Convention - that the border would be based on the line but with negotiated land swaps. Those who want to be governed by fear seek to believe that if Israel gives an inch it will have to give a mile but the Palestinians who want to make peace are pragmatists. They know that what most of the rest of the world will accept from Israel is what Obama stated in a major speech to the UNGA - a border based on the green line but with negotiated land swaps. Extremist Palestinians will demand more just as Israeli extremists want to annex all of the West Bank. But if a peace agreement is signed it will be done so by those who are prepared to take a realistic approach to solving the conflict and will be endorsed by most of the rest of the world as a pragmatic resolution.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
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