No, the key to understanding the conflict - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 23.06.13 | 18:18 (IDT)

    is that neither side has wanted to achieve a 2-state settlement at the same time. Arafat wanted a single bi-national state and was not a genuine peace partner whereas Israel participated in Oslo to seek a just and viable end to the conflict. Now the tables have been turned. Israel wants to continue the occupation, the Arab |League and Abbas have both promoted workable solutions. The one thing that has never changed is that Israel has always been the occupier, the Palestinians the occupied and that virtually the entire world is seeking a Palestinian state within a 2-state resolution. Can Israel continue to hold out against this, I very much doubt it?

    from the article: Is Israel a legitimate state?
    First published 02:19 23.06.13 | Last updated 02:19 23.06.13
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