The Zionists did not embrace the partition of British-mandated Palestine, but rather accepted a Jewish state comprising 56% of Palestine as a foothold for future expansion, which was accomplished in future wars. Resolution 242, in fact, emphatically denies the legitimacy of territory acquired by force, regardless of whether the military action is "defensive." The essential purpose of 242 is the return of territory acquired in the 1967 war, which Israel still holds today. There is no evidence that Barak offered the Palestinians a truly sovereign state. Barak insisted that Israeli forces and the surrounding network of Jewish-only roads were to remain on Palestinian territory for the protection of settlers would not leave voluntarily. This is according to lower-ranking US and Israeli parties to negotiations, who also indicate that it was Barak who unilaterally suspended negotiations.
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