Unilateral steps means technically no end to conflict - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 16.11.09 | 00:26 (IST)

    It's useless to take unilateral steps because as neighbours, the Israelis and the Palestinians must come to negotiating an agreement on all the core issues. These are outstanding issues we can't ignore because this would mean no end to the conflict. When Israel agreed in 1947 to the acceptance of two states, Israel and Palestine, all subsequent U.N. agreements made reference to territories captured for exchange later with the inhabitants of these territories, whether called then Jordanians or Palestinians, same thing at the time, for acceptance of the Jewish State. It's having taken unilateral steps all these years which have gotten us in greater trouble and unless this is what's the aim of both sides, not to end the territorial conflict, then it's the flawed option to take. This is where the U.S. should intervene with going back to the peace table.

    from the article: Netanyahu: If Palestinians act unilaterally, so will Israel
    First published 20:22 15.11.09 | Last updated 11:47 25.11.09
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