What is sacred about the 1967 borders? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard
    • 20.10.10 | 12:51 (IST)

    As Mr. Sha'ath knows well, the 1967 "borders" were not borders, but an armistice line. His "demand" of a return to the 1967 borders indicates that at least some Palestinians are now willing to admit that they lost the 1948-9 war. It seems to show some kind of disconnect from reality in that it ignores the results of the 1967 war -- in which Jordan attacked Israel, not the other way around. It also seems to show some kind of disconnect from reality in the sense that it is not clear that the Palestinians are in a position to "demand" anything from anyone. Maybe they should "demand" that the Kuwaitis rehire the Palestinians that were kicked out after the first Gulf War and see how far that gets them. . .

    from the article: Does Israel want peace or to play the blame game?
    First published 01:32 20.10.10 | Last updated 01:32 20.10.10
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