Palestinians want the complete freeze of the settlements ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 09.01.10 | 20:03 (IST)

    ...before resumtion of negotiations. But not enough, they want that negotiations restart from the point they were stopped 2008. (Olmert offered a 100% land swap). Now there are two options: 1) the Palestinians really expect that Israel fully corresponds to their claims - very unlikely, unless they believe only through pressure Israel can be forced (by USA and the internat. community, or through resumption of the "armed fight") to relinquish the whole territories (pretty irrational belief, but not unreasonable for Arab thinking). 2) the Palestinians don't expect Israel ever corresponds to their unrealistic claims, but insisting on them make the re-lauch of negotiations de facto impossible. This means, they actually aren't interested in a negotiated peace with Israel based on compromise, they appear satisfied with the status quo. The latter however is a nonsense, even for Palestinians. But then, what do the Palestinians want in truth? Let's quess the only remaining third option ...

    from the article: Israel: Palestinians to blame for stalled peace talks
    First published 21:50 08.01.10 | Last updated 20:28 19.01.10
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