If only the Arabs accepted Israel's right to be, to exist as the - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jehudah Ben-Israel
    • 02.04.10 | 07:31 (IDT)

    nation state of the Jewish people - based on UN resolutions!!! - and if only the Arabs accepted that a peace agreement would be the "end of the conflict", an accommodation of peaceful coexistence between Arab and Jew, between Israel and its Arab neighbors would have been here long ago. But the essence of the Arab Israeli conflict is the total and consistent refusal on the part of the Arabs to accept Israel's right to be, to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Thus, the conflict is not likely to be over because it is so obvious, Israel can't afford the existence of a launching pad against its existence a handful of kilometers from Israel's heart.

    from the article: Palestinian PM to Haaretz: We will have a state next year
    First published 01:07 02.04.10 | Last updated 11:44 02.04.10
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