Two Problems With the Arab Initiative - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • 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
Haaretz Headlines
IDF soldiers in the West Bank village of Awarta, June 26, 2014.

Israeli officer wounded in shootout with Palestinians

IDF forces, accompanied by members of a police counterterrorism unit and Shin Bet security service, come under fire in West Bank town while attempting to conduct arrest.

Obama speaking at American University in Washington, August 5, 2015.

'I'm offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal'

U.S. president tells the Forward that דtrained ties with Israel won't affect Jews' support for Democrats.

Palestinian boy looks at  school yard in the village of Sour Baher in East Jerusalem. March 5 2002.

How many schools has Israel built in East J'lem?

Statistics released by the municipality last week don’t correspond with data recently given by various council departments to a local NGO.

Yenta the matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof"

The dating shame: Orthodox obsession with externals

As a married woman, I get to see the other side of the dating world these days – that of the ‘matchmaker’ – and wonder what message is being sent to my generation of bright, religiously passionate women