The Arab League in a 2000 declaration of its peace offer recognized the State of Israel. The UN recognizes Israel as the State of Israel. Every country in the world recognizes the name of Israel as the ?State of Israel.? Why does Israel now demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel by some other name? Are Palestinians to be denied peace negotiations because Israel has thought of a new name for itself? It is a phony issue and a new ploy by Israel to continue its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.
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