The Palestinian negotiating position - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robert
    • 26.01.10 | 05:56 (IST)

    It seems the Palestinian negotiating position is that Israel agree before negotiations begin to return to the 1967 borders and the right of return. So if Israel agrees to this, what is left to negotiate? Those who advocate a return to 1967 and the right of return clearly believe that Israel has no right to exist. I am not aware of any negotiating team negotiating its'own extinction. The Palestinains can always declare a unilateral State but then Israel would have the right to seal its'border. Who would be in charge of such a State-Hamas or Fatah? If the Palestinians really want a viable State, they must face the reality that 1967 or close to it can only be achieved in negotiation and that the right of return is a non starter for Israel. But I really do not believe the Palestinians want a State in Gaza and the West Bank, Thay really weant a one State solution with Jews treated the way they are now in the other Arab countries. Why should the Palestinians be any different.

    from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 17:01 25.01.10
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