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    • Jan Elshout
    • 07.01.07 | 16:08 (IST)

    Here you touch the key problem of the whole conflict: Israel does not want to leave the territories, but instead, kill off the Palestinians by locking them in deadly enclaves like Gaza. Zionist leaders in the 1920-1930's clearly spoke about conquering the whole of Palestine, in 1948 Ben Gurion saw the Division Plan as "a good start", the goal of the well planned 1967 war was to get "the rest", settlements are still expanded and the Israeli youth is educated as if no Green Line exists. As a first step to peace Israeli ministers should personally confirm "commitment to all previous accords and UN resolutions" (as is demanded from Palestinians), which includes a promise to withdraw to 1967 lines. If they are not willing, this shows that the key problem of the whole conflict is Israel.

    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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