Israel wants a blank cheque - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nadir
    • 09.02.06 | 15:36 (IST)

    What exactly would Hamas be recognizing in the event that it recognizes Israel? Would it be Israel as outlined in the UN partition plan? Perhaps the Israel of pre-67 borders? How about the Israel with annexed West Bank settlements? Better still, why not the Nile-to-the-Euphrates-Israel-on-Steroids envisioned by some? Which Israel do you mean, Mr. Beilin? By demanding recognition of an undefined entity (surely a contradiction in terms!) as a pre-condition to negotiations, Israel is demanding a blank cheque, which she will fill in later, according to her whims and desires. This smells of obstructionism, with a hint of stupidity.

    from the article: The next political move
    First published 00:00 09.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.02.06
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