Two Problems With the Arab Initiative - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 27.03.07 | 17:32 (IST)

    1. The Arab initiative assumes a-priori that the armistice line of 1949 is the border by using the phrase "all Arab land seized by Israel since 1967" which would include all of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, the Shebaa Farms, and East Jerusalem (including the Western Wall). 2. It also calls for a "just solution" of the refugee problem along the lines of UNGAR 194 (a nonbinding General Assembly resolution) which "Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so..." By referencing UNGAR 194 instead of the more recent UNSCR 242, the Arab League is conveniently ignoring the Jewish refugees who were expelled from various Arab countries between 1948 and 1967. Tosefta will claim that the Arab initiative is only the starting point for negotiations. Well, that could be, but there's going to have to be some modifications to both the Israeli and Palestinian/Arab positions before a final agreem

    from the article: What Olmert could say
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
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