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    • 29.10.11 | 00:57 (IST)

    I think his admission is an important truth which has never been acknowledged..this may be a good beginning as he admited that Published 22:54 28.10.11 Latest update 22:54 28.10.11 Abbas: Arab world was wrong to reject 1947 Partition Plan Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says in interview with Channel 2, 'it was our mistake, it was an Arab mistake as a whole,but do they (the Israelis) punish us for this mistake for 64 years?' By The Associated Press Tags: Palestinians Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian state Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday in an interview with Channel 2 that the Arab world erred in rejecting the United Nations' 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state. The Palestinian and Arab refusal to accept a UN plan to partition the then-British-controlled mandate of Palestine sparked widespread fighting, then Arab military intervention after Israel declared independence the following year. He also stated he does not want PAlestinian violence..if he can show his pople the truth that they rejected the 2 state solution and that they should embrace their neighbors instead of having hate then maybe there will be a lasting peace which Israel really wants

    from the article: Abbas: Arab world was wrong to reject 1947 Partition Plan
    First published 22:54 28.10.11 | Last updated 22:54 28.10.11
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