Not necessarily a wise move - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin Wright
    • 07.12.10 | 01:10 (IST)

    The legal boundaries of a Palestinian state remain what they always have been: the borders set out in the 1947 UN proclamation that Israel accepted. So to recognize the pre-1967 cease fire line as the border is to concede a great deal in advance. If the 1967 lines are accepted, those will be the starting point for negotiations -- and we all know what will happen. So recognize the 1947 lines -- which are the only ones with any legal foundation -- and negotiate from there. Let Israel explain why she's entitled to more than half of Palestine -- not why she's entitled to more than 4/5ths of it.

    from the article: Argentina joins Brazil in recognition of Palestinian state
    First published 21:49 06.12.10 | Last updated 02:14 07.12.10
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