Nice but Arafat and Abbas already rejected this... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul Freedman
    • 28.12.09 | 06:44 (IST)

    Personally, myself, with security arrangements (including some early warning stations in Israeli-sovereign-designated West Bank positions) and land swopped for Israeli concentrations across the Green Line up to and across the Security Border (plus some additional overlapping commitments for Jerusalem)--theoretically, you know, putting Hamas aside to one moment--it could work. The problem is that Arafat (with Clinton and Barack) and Abbas (in mediated contacts with Olmert) both essentially rejected these suggestions, not to mention capping acceptance with recognition and acceptance of an end to the conflict with the Jewish state and rolling back the ambitions for refugee repatriation in that state.

    from the article: Netanyahu: No more excuses - time is ripe for Mideast peace
    First published 12:18 28.12.09 | Last updated 14:02 28.12.09
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