Palestine go to the UN either way and demand recognition - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • NNamdi
    • 22.04.11 | 08:03 (IDT)

    I fully support Israeli - Palestinian negotiations to arrive at a fair resolution to their intertwined territorial claims. But: - the international recognition of Palestine does not preclude negotiations after the fact ... instead it reinforces it. No harm in Israel & Palestine sitting across the table from each other on an equal footing. - The Netanyahu government is obstructionist as far as any meaningful peace process is concerned. Save the negotiations for after the certain collapse of the Likud led government - Should Abu Mazen choose to hold off on acquiring UN recognition until negotiations are concluded, I wonder if he will also be able to stave off an uprising by the Palestinian people. Why risk it? I say go to the UN, establish Palestine's god-given right to join the family of nations, then return home and sit down with Kadima and discuss land swaps, etc. In the long run, not during this generation, I hope both nations will find a formula to integrate their governments into one State that guarantees full citizenship to, and a secure home for, all Palestinians and Jews. This can happen with the children being taught to recognize the humanity of the other side and their legitimate claim to a homeland.

    from the article: UN urges bold steps to relaunch Mideast peace talks
    First published 00:03 22.04.11 | Last updated 00:03 22.04.11
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