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    • Melita ben Amar
    • 13.06.11 | 08:06 (IDT)

    Mr Abbas, I respectfully ask: If, indeed, your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd priority are negotiations, please, tell us, why did you stop negotiating this past September ? Because the Israeli PM did not want to continue a freeze on settlements, or/and because you did not want to admit Israel is a Jewish state ? You know very well that when both sides reach an agreement and are ready to sign, Israel will have to remove/destroy most of the settlements - Israel knows this too (they did this in The Sinai Peninsula and they did this in Gaza), so why do you care if they continue building, almost everything will disappear. You also know very well Israel is a Jewish state, meaning (definition) that Israel is the country where Jews (as a nationality, ethnicity, NOT religion) are the majority, the very same way Palestine shall be the country where Arab Palestinians are the majority ... and the same way Germany is the country where German nationals are the majority (their very own Law of Return applies only to Germans), and the same way, say, Egypt is the country where Arab Egyptians are the majority. It's a fact, it's the truth. If you disagree, please, state your own definition of Israel.

    from the article: Abbas says prefers talks with Israel over UN vote on Palestinian state
    First published 03:56 13.06.11 | Last updated 03:56 13.06.11
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