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    • Alterman
    • 17.05.11 | 15:12 (IDT)

    ...tragic mistake. It looks as if the palestinian leaders really believe that they can sidestep Israel (and/or the current government in Jerusalem). They also believe that badmouthing Israel now, combined with an attempt to drum up support for the september declaration, will advance their position, weaken Israel and lead to more israeli concessions in the future. The current game is not about independence in september, but about getting more concessions from Israel in 10, 20 or 40 years. But this tactic is, again, a tragic mistake that will complicate an already complex situation.

    from the article: Abbas urges UN: Recognize Palestinian state, pave way for legal action against Israel
    First published 06:26 17.05.11 | Last updated 06:26 17.05.11
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