No, the onus is not on Abbas to define what Israel is. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 27.05.13 | 13:54 (IDT)

    The definition of the state is one of the perks of sovereignty, and so the onus is on ISRAEL to define itself. Heck, it can declare itself to be "the state of excitement" for all that anyone else should care. There is no onus on Abbas - none, zip, zero - to give his stamp of approval to whatever definition the state of Israel choses to bestow upon itself. That's entirely ISRAEL'S business, not his,

    from the article: Abbas tells Israel: Palestinians won't accept deal based on temporary borders
    First published 07:11 27.05.13 | Last updated 19:01 26.05.13
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