In Holding Face To Face Talks With The Split Personalities Of The Palestinian Leadership, What Fractured Face Does Israel Focus On? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lavi - Seattle
    • 10.07.10 | 01:09 (IDT)

    The more moderate one in the West Bank exhibits some potential for peace one day and the next day is schizophrenic, resorting to spiritual and historical revisionism and expecting Israel to bear its vulnerable jugulars in complete trust. The other extreme face in Gaza does not speak with a forked tongue but rather in a solid, crooked one delivering a consistent militant monologue of no peace and no compromise. And to complicate matters even further, the moderate one with the potential for peace boldly and matter-of-factly proclaims that he would run to support militarily his extreme brother in any future conflict with Israel. Some Palestinians and their supporters wish they could turn back the clock to pre-six day war 1967, others to pre-war of independence 1948, and some even to post Muslim Arab conquest of ancient Israel CE 691, but Israel's appointed time for rebirth and rejuvenation has come, with the required tenacity to stay.

    from the article: Obama to Abbas: I will make every effort to ensure Palestinian statehood
    First published 23:20 09.07.10 | Last updated 23:20 09.07.10
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