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    • Yonatan
    • 19.09.11 | 12:05 (IDT)

    Israel has agreed in principle to the Palestinian demand for a nation-state for the Palestinian People. However, the Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish People - even though the right of the Jewish People to a nation-state in Palestine was recognized by the UN General Assembly on 29 November 1947. This is because the Palestinians have not yet accepted the idea of the permanent presence of a Jewish State; instead, they wish to exercise a "right of return", which would turn Israel into another Palestinian state in a number of years. So if the Palestinians are really serious about living in peace with Israel, they must accept Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Anything less must be rejected out of hand.

    from the article: Abbas predicts 'very difficult' time for Palestinians after UN bid
    First published 10:26 19.09.11 | Last updated 10:26 19.09.11
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