Perhaps PM Netanyahu doesn't commit to 1967 borders with territorial exchanges as precondition acceptance because ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 02.05.13 | 00:18 (IDT)

    that's not his concern given that his intentions are to retain large settlement blocs in the West Bank. In the past and maybe today as well, to Netanyahu and the hardline political right, 1967 meant a stepping stone to the rest of Israel without acceptance of Israel from Hamas, IJ which translates as to no consensus amongst Palestinians. So why does he owe a precondition now of specific borders? That's the reason for his mentioning the concern of other towns within Israel proper, eg. Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, etc. What's the true Palestinian resolve? It's a matter of real intentions by both hardliners of Israelis and Palestinians which immobilzes the peace talks. The moderates have been more trusting and committed to successful peace talks long ago.

    from the article: Despite new Arab League initiative, resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks is nowhere in sight
    First published 21:23 01.05.13 | Last updated 21:23 01.05.13
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