PA Proposed Compromises - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark ben Josef
    • 21.10.10 | 01:22 (IST)

    The PA has proposed compromises which apparently have been rejected by Israel. They have proposed keeping Israel the same land mass as before the 67 conquest, with land swaps for the areas that Israel wants to keep. They want enough of East Jerusalem to guarantee they will not be ethnically cleansed and to guarantee access to their Christian and Muslim holy sites, without abuse by Israeli troops or others. Israel is insisting on a Jewish right of return to Palestinian lands, but is unwilling to reciprocate Allow both or none. Give up Hebron and Nablus and Bethlehem or concede their right to return to Deir Yassin and other places inside the green line, including Sderot and Ashkelon. Israel needs to plan on some big concessions. You cannot keep the right of conquest if you want peace. That is the biggest concession.

    from the article: Does Israel want peace or to play the blame game?
    First published 01:32 20.10.10 | Last updated 01:32 20.10.10
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