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    • Reid
    • 02.12.09 | 15:37 (IST)

    All, I re-read the so-called 'Swedish Draft' and I believe it's a hoax. The 'Swedish Draft' accepts a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood. I believe that the EU rejected that last week in favor of starting final status negotiations. The rejection was during Bildt's Presidency. Why would he reverse it to 'promote negotiations'. This document makes no sense. Also, it is full of undiplomatic language. The draft says the EU rejected annexation of EJ. A real document would have referenced the UN SCR. It would not have made a bald statement. The Swedish Draft condemned Israel's closure of Gaza and mentioned UN SCR 1860. It didn't mention mortar and rocket fire from Gaza and it didn't mention Hamas' declared truce (even as a complement). The paragraph didn't make sense. The Swedish Draft left out significant references in the beginning such as Annapolis while including the the Arab Peace Initiative. This is sloppy work. Again, not done by a real diplomat.

    from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem
    First published 02:32 01.12.09 | Last updated 13:56 19.12.09
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