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    • zeev
    • 25.11.09 | 11:27 (IST)

    "we all know 97% of Umm al-Fahm residents don't want to live in Israel." (Israeliguy) In your imagination only. "The Arab citizens of Israel, despite their complaints of discrimination and their declarations of identification with the Palestinians, clearly want to remain part of Israel." in "Land (Swap) for Peace?", by Eetta Prince-Gibson, the Jerusalem Post, Nov. 8, 2007. www.sikkuy.org.il/english/docs/JerusalemR-7-11-07.htm "We wish to express our sharp opposition to any initiative taken by the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority with regard to our civil, political and human rights," they wrote. "We wish to make it clear that as citizens of the State of Israel since 1948-1949 [... ] the proposed moving of borders will deprive us of human rights and tear apart the social and economic ties that have been constructed on the basis of a long and difficult struggle." The heads of all of the Arab regional councils and cities, in a letter to PM Ehud Olmert and all of the members of his cabinet. "Asked about the land swap proposal, Elrahman, who was the first signer of the letter to Olmert, and heads the Wadi Ara Forum of Arab and Jewish mayors, responds, 'Why would anyone assume that because I am a Palestinian, I must live in Palestine? After all, no one would say that if I were a Jew, I must live in Israel.' "

    from the article: A Palestinian peace plan Israelis can live with
    First published 12:16 24.11.09 | Last updated 12:43 24.11.09
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