The Right ot Return is the last major card the Pals' hold. You can't expect them to throw it away before a peace deal is concluded. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 15.12.10 | 15:45 (IST)

    Arafat should never have recognised Israel before Israel recognised Palestine. That was one key card wasted. Now Abbas has taken the terrorisim card out of his hand. It is the moral thing to do, and maybe even the practical thing, since terrorism just offended the Westm but it is still a card he doesn't have. The Right of Return is all he has left to bargain with and he needs to play the card for all its worth. Sure, he may have to relinquish it at a peace deal, but he can't be hinting that at this stage. No way.

    from the article: The Palestinians must not repeat their mistake of 1947
    First published 14:04 15.12.10 | Last updated 14:04 15.12.10
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