- you know from the outset it won't work. really clever to again postpone jerusalem, the refugee issue as well as "final recognition". so waht you'll have is an "early independent palestinian state" that hasn't recognized israel's right to exist as a jewish state & which israel, of course, won't recognize. plus the unresolved question of jerusalem & refugees, maybe w/some of the final border issues resolved. great peace agreement! i guess the hope is, the UNSC will then make a vague enough resloution reg. the outstanding issues & authorize NATO to go down there & enforce it! i'd like to remind everybody that 16 years ago today, to the day exactly, the ME peace was shining like a bright star over the white house lawn in washington & the whole international community was clapping. let the two sides make a real, final peace agreement & stop fooling everybody around!
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from the article: EU sources: Terms set for renewal of Israel-PA talks