What's with this Israeli fixation that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state of late - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WeCan2
    • 12.10.10 | 19:59 (IST)

    it's more than a little bit odd that it began almost immediately after Abbas conceded to recognize Israel's right to exist(its previous demand), during the Olmert negotiations...and if I recall - no real surprise here - Lieberman first dreamed it up, and almost immediately it became Israel's central theme. Yet it's an unnecessary redundancy that has even many Israelis - including in the government - scratching their heads...which in itself should give rise to suspicion over the insistence on it. And the Palestinian refusal is almost a given, because of the 'catch-22' portent that's inherent to it. And then you get conclusions of significance being attached to that refusal, like this one, Lieberman's, et al - and it becomes clear that the demand itself is nothing but a ploy that's being used to ward off the conclusion of any peace agreement. It's the same old game...

    from the article: Vice Premier: No chance of peace with Palestinians in near future
    First published 12:57 12.10.10 | Last updated 12:57 12.10.10
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