...the Israeli side accept the Palestinian Arabs right of national self-determination and an independent state, while the other side categorically refuse to accept the right of Israel to be, to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people, based on historic, ethical as well as legal grounds. This refusal fits with the pattern the Jewish community of the Land has experienced with the Muslim-Arab world, local and regional, since at least 1917: Offers and opportunities for an accommodation of peaceful coexistence between Arab and Jew, between the Muslim-Arab world and the nation-state of the Jewish people, Israel, all of which have been rejected by the Arabs, generally accompanied with deadly violence against the Jewish community of the Land. How sad, how sad indeed...!!
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from the article: EU: Abbas close to accepting direct Mideast peace talks