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    • Pleny Alimony
    • 10.03.10 | 19:28 (IST)

    Actually, there is a Palestinian state already, and it is called Jordan. But what Arabs want for themselves is three Palestines - Jordan, the ?New Palestine? that will arise on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and of course the Israeli Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians will continue to live in Israel and bring to themselves more and more Palestinian ?brothers? from around the world, so that in a decade or two the Jews will be a minority in their land; then Israel will also turn into Palestine. Over the years (with the Zionist settlement) the Arabs have adopted for themselves the Jewish ethos ? that is, the sanctity of Jerusalem and the Right of Return to Zion. And yet they built a mosque in the center of the Jewish Holy of Holies (a wide-spread Muslim custom in our world). But the Arabs? Holy City is Mecca and not Jerusalem, and they have the Right of Return only to their Arab homeland but not to Zion.

    from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
    First published 16:46 10.03.10 | Last updated 16:55 10.03.10
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