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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 15.11.09 | 07:38 (IST)

    Had the US waited on George III, or the French waited on Louis Bourbon or the Russians waited on Nick Romanov, all would still be under monarchies. Granting independence and sovereignty is unnatural and rarely has happened. Palestinians waiting on such a gift from Israelis is now proven fantasy. It will not happen. Petitioning King Bibi I will be fruitless. It is against his nature and that of the majority in Israel just as it was against the majority in England to grant independence. Independence must be seized. It will then be the monarch's choice to let them become independent peacefully or not. Reading the Palestinian press, it is clear that they do not expect that Israel will merely acquiesce. But it has become clear that petitioning Israel's government to negotiate in good faith is a chimera.

    from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state
    First published 01:45 13.11.09 | Last updated 17:44 14.11.09
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