Seems like the Palestinian Authority is pandering for recognition from nations with the weakest grasp of world history.. But.. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ronen Newmark
    • 25.12.10 | 11:01 (IST)

    it doesn't really matter in the end, Abbas is playing a chess game with chess pieces that aren't even irrelevant... This strategy in hoping the stronger more educated world nations follow suit in what these less educated countries have done (in unilaterally recognizing a country which never even existed in 1967 or prior) will backfire on Abbas. France, U.S., Germany, Italy and so on, all know how we got to this point in time in history, they remember WW1 and WW2, they remember how Jordan was created, how Syria was created, how Lebanon was created, and how Iraq used to be Mesopotamia. When push comes to shove, those nations who actually PARTICIPATED in middle east wars in the past 100 years, will remember how all this mess came about, which is why the concept of 1967 borders only makes sense to countries who were far far away from it all back then. For Abbas to believe that everyone is simply going to follow the insignificant nations who are too clueless to check into world history prior to 1967, is going to be the ultimate embarrassment for the Palestinians. It won't even come down to a U.S. veto, I'd like to see which European country (who fought in WW2) back up such a fictitious claim to borders.

    from the article: Ecuador becomes fifth Latin American country to recognize Palestinian state
    First published 06:04 25.12.10 | Last updated 06:04 25.12.10
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