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    • Eitan
    • 21.02.10 | 16:12 (IST)

    Israeli sovereignty and will also incorporate the suburb communities of Givat Zeev, Maaleh Adumim and Gush Etzion. 2)The Jordan Valley, in its widest definition, will remain part of Israel. 3)A Palestinian state will not be really a state. (Speech at the Knesset, Oct. 1995). What Rabin perceived as a "Palestinian state" matched that which Netanyahu describes in his Bar Ilan speech and neither contradict the thrust of the UN Security Council Resolution 242. 242 does not mention the setting up of an additional state in the region at all, nor does 242 mention concepts such as "Palestine", "Palestinians" or "Palestinian state". Reality is the even under the best of circumstance, and they are certainly not good, an independent "Palestinian state" simply is not sustainable. The only realistic solution, therefore, is the implementation, as is, of UNSC Resolution 242: West Bank reverts for the most part to Jordan and Gaza to Egypt.

    from the article: EU initiative: Recognition of Palestinian state by next year
    First published 02:07 21.02.10 | Last updated 09:34 21.02.10
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