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    • Morris Valentine
    • 14.11.09 | 17:02 (IST)

    ... is not with the self-determination of the Palestinian people. The problem is what they would do with their state afterward. Will it become a cockpit of Islamic extremism, sworn to destroy Israel? Will it declare war against Israel in an attempt to control every last square inch of the West Bank and Jerusalem? Will your proposal return us to the days *before* 1967, which was nothing less than declared (and often real) war along Israel's eastern side? A Palestinian state in theory is one which I fully endorse. It's your poorly-considered means of implementing it to which any sane person would be opposed. MV

    from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state
    First published 01:45 13.11.09 | Last updated 17:44 14.11.09
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