It is a blessing and compromise that the Palestinians are talking about 1967 borders and not 1949. When Mitchell came to Northern Ireland the problem was not a religious one. No one side claimed that land had been given to them by God, mainly because to claim a right to land over others as being God given is laughable and tantamount to religious fanatacism. The far right of Israel are as fundamentalist as Hamas. Nothern Ireland was not a holy war. Mitchell God help you. You are dealing with nutters who ultimately sign your paycheque.
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from the article: Abbas: Peace talks at impasse, but we are searching for solution