Jan Elshout # 33 The Key Problem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 07.01.07 | 18:10 (IST)

    Howdy Jan; Yes, the determination of where the border is is critical, but you are a-priori assuming that it is the Green Line. The armistice line of the Rhodes Agreement of 1949 only lasted for 19 years between 1948 and 1967 in the West Bank and for only 1 year with respect to the Gaza Strip (having been replaced by another armistice line in 1950 defined by the Egyptian-Israeli Territorial Exchange Agreement). At the Rhodes conference, Israel wanted the Green Line to be the border, but the Arabs refused because that would have meant recognizing Israel so it wound up being a temporary ceasefire line. The Green Line is dead, long live the path of the security barrier (subject to minor adjustments)!

    from the article: While Livni is polishing her wording
    First published 00:00 07.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.01.07
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