To: Number 56 - Why the Palestinians are unreasonable - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jonathan Grant
    • 28.07.10 | 20:32 (IDT)

    First, Israel does not have 1967 borders. Those were armistice lines. The Arabs did not recognize Israel, so borders do not exist. Second, Why should Israel agree to give up bargaining positions before they even get to the bargaining table? Bargaining is give and take, and you do not show your card before you enter negotiations. Third, the Palestinians rejected Olmert's peace plan. Why should the Israelis return to such a plan when it was rejected? Fourth, Abbas, speaking in Arabic, has said that these negotiations are the first step to the destruction of Israel.

    from the article: Israel: Palestinians have set 'impossible' conditions for direct peace talks
    First published 14:38 28.07.10 | Last updated 14:38 28.07.10
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