"Palestinians seek to go to an international forum and avoid peace negotiations," No, they are going to an int'l forum to get recognition for their state, since Israel steadfastly refuses to accept that any such state has any right to exist. "It pushes peace further back." No more so than did Rabin's absolute insistence in 1993 that Arafat officially recognize the existence of the state of Israel before his govt would even consider negotiating with the PLO. Or have you all forgotten that?
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