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    • Petrified Dove
    • 22.04.11 | 15:57 (IDT)

    Can't Israel just pick one of dozens off the shelf? Or is this just a stall tactic? Of course, a plan is not necessarily useful from Israel or Palestinians. Would Israel accept the Palestinians' plan? Of course not, it would be a negotiating position at best. Palestinians should look at Israel's plan similarly. So all Israel needs is a well-defined negotiating position, which I am sure it has, defining what is a red line, what is negotiable, and what to demand A in exchange for concession B. So plan away, but do not consider the planning process to be an excuse for inaction or a plan to be an alternative to negotiations. I think as things stand, a good Israeli plan would be an awful Palestinian plan, and vice versa. That means it is time to barter, with a willingness to make concessions as well as stake claims.

    from the article: Peres: Israel needs to formulate its own Mideast peace plan
    First published 13:00 22.04.11 | Last updated 13:00 22.04.11
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