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    • Eugene Gordon
    • 26.12.10 | 17:43 (IST)

    In the end there will be a Palestinian state and it will even include Gaza. As painful and disruptive as it may be to Israel politics, no more settlements should be built. What is the point if there is to be a Palestinian state with boundaries yet to be defined. Once the settlement freeze is announced Israel should insist that: (1) it receive formal recognition by all nations as a Jewish state, (2) that Gaza be included in the discussions since without Gaza's inclusion what does peace mean? Who can sensibly deny those requests? Without these two upfront concessions, discussions would be meaningless. Put the saddle back on the jackasses. My guess is that these concessions won't occur and then Israel is home free. Throw it back in their faces every time the subject comes up.

    from the article: Senior Labor minister: Without peace talks, even U.S. may soon recognize Palestinian state
    First published 10:48 26.12.10 | Last updated 10:48 26.12.10
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