it is obvious that israel would withdraw from most of the west bank provided there were a negotiated peace treaty in which there would be a mutual recognition of israel as the historical homeland of the jewish people and the newly created arab state as the homeland of the palestinians. if the palestinians refuse to recognise israel as the historical homeland of the jewish people, then talks will fail. such recognition is essential to put an end to this conflict. indeed, the origins of the conflict is precisely the refusal by the arab-muslim world of the right of the jewish people to its historic homeland in israel. fidel castro's in his recent interview makes it very clear that the jewish people are a nation and israel is their historic homeland.
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from the article: Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for direct peace talks