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    • Walid Maaytah
    • 20.12.09 | 01:54 (IST)

    Israel appears to be at a crossroads of history, where it has to make a grown-up choice of what it wants, and what it can afford to do. Israel has a choice to make - one that it never had to make before, as it will have historical ramifications on its present, future, its standing in the world and its place in this world as the world's last occupation force or a legitimate country that wants to be accepted and respected. Israel must realize that it can't have its cake and eat it too. It can't have it its way, which is to give up practically nothing worth mentioning, and get the peace it wants with the Palestinians and its neighbors. It has to realize and accept the fact that it has to compromise and give the Palestinians a fair deal. Any thing short of that, Israel will continue to be a state in limbo, without inrenational legitimacy and recognition, without which it can't really feel like a real state - a state that it can be proud of and respected in the international community.

    from the article: U.S. planning to restart Israel-PA talks based on '67 borders
    First published 02:04 16.12.09 | Last updated 13:35 16.12.09
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