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    • anon
    • 22.05.11 | 17:38 (IDT)

    Obama clearly mentioned that there would be land swaps, but he did say that the 67 borders would serve as the starting point. That's where the real problem is -- how could you ask a country to start negotiating from an untenable position, and then take it from there? How about the start of the negotiations is Fatah and Hamas openly agree not to call for the destruction of Israel, and support its right to exist? Finally, 67 borders is different from past peace plans. Including the Golan Heights is simply unrealistic and is not, nor should it, happen. And asking Israel to cede Jerusalem is in the same vein. Continue to ask Israel to give all this up -- but what, in return -- are they getting? A guarantee of its ability to live in safety? Nope.

    from the article: Protesters rally outside AIPAC conference ahead of Obama speech
    First published 16:41 22.05.11 | Last updated 16:41 22.05.11
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