If I were the Pals I'd put together a legitimate government and declare a state. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MIKE
    • 11.05.11 | 04:48 (IDT)

    If the Palestinians declared a state, right away most of the world would recognize it and then they enter into negotiations with Israel as to viable borders. Once the Pals get UN recognition, that'd be it. They would be a legitimate state. Once the UN gives you the imprimatur of legitimacy, like it did with Israel 63 years ago, the Pals woudl be a member of the world community. As far as the settlers go, I'd let them stay where they are. If they find themselves in Palestine they'll be Palestinians. Palestinian Jews. Israel has Arabs, Palestine can have Jews. It's the same thing. However, knowing the mindset of the settlers, once you tell them they can stay, most will leave though some zealots will stay.

    from the article: PA official: Palestinian unity government to be formed in 10 days
    First published 02:09 11.05.11 | Last updated 02:09 11.05.11
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