Mutual state recognition not Meshal's clarified offer - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul Freedman
    • 11.01.07 | 01:37 (IST)

    Meshal is not being even this unequivocal--he is only committing to a truce in exchange for Israel's withdrawal to 67 borders and the implicit (minimally) establishment of a Palestinian state. He is *not* after the latest clarifications guaranteeing that the Palestinian state would agree to recognize Israel after all. This was one of the reason that Oslo initially insisted on recognition of Israel before the fact--if not now when? Maybe never.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Meshal declaration basic shift in Hamas position
    First published 00:00 11.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.01.07
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