Time is running out for Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • R.Jonas
    • 08.09.11 | 09:48 (IDT)

    Israel remains illegitimate because it has refused to negotiate legitimate borders for itself with the indigenous Palestinians. This reality means that once a Palestinian state is recognised then everything beyond the UN mandate is illegal and an act of colonisation. Which of course it is. Israelis have allowed greed and arrogance to over-ride common sense and they and they alone are responsible for what is happening. It did not have to be this way. Israel could have been recognised as a historically recent coloniser just like the US,if it had created one state with equal rights for all or negotiated legitimate borders for itself decades ago. Own goal Israel!

    from the article: Israelis could face trial in The Hague if Palestinian statehood recognized at UN, experts warn
    First published 01:59 08.09.11 | Last updated 01:59 08.09.11
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