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    • Smadar
    • 24.03.13 | 05:51 (IST)

    they want Israel and the Palestinians to first start negotiating about borders and security. It's important to note that there were two truces, one in 1949, the green line, where both Israel and the Arab countries signed it. And then after the Six Days War in 1967, a truce in addition to in 1968 a U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 with Ambassador Abba Eban, that Israel would return the land it captured in exchange for its acceptance and security needs. I don't think that PM Olmert of Kadima negotiated borders starting from the 1949 truce. So negotiations on borders should begin based on the 1967 truce makes more sense. No country has recognized anyone's borders after the 1967 Six Days War, except for Israel unilaterally.

    from the article: Obama returns to Washington, Kerry stays behind to try and restart negotiations
    First published 09:19 24.03.13 | Last updated 02:43 24.03.13
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