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    • Colin Wright
    • 28.11.07 | 03:15 (IST)

    This is one of these cases where people probably put it to themselves differently -- but their purposes can be described in terms less charitable than they themselves would use. The desire is to create a Palestinian Quisling -- that is to say, a Palestinian 'leader' so dependent upon US and Israeli support that he will agree to a 'peace treaty' congenial to both his sponsors. Then, when the bulk of the Palestinian people quite inevitably reject their Bantustans, they will be 'against peace' -- and their rights and needs can continue to be ignored. Mind, it has yet to be seen if all this works -- but that's where we're trying to get. The situation is vaguely analogous to that at the end of World War One, where the victorious powers eventually compelled the Turkish Sultan to sign a treaty virtually dismembering Turkey. Of course, Ataturk and the Turkish people weren't exactly on board. I imagine any 'peace' that comes out of this will prove similarly illusory.

    from the article: Israel, PA agree to strive for deal by end of 2008
    First published 00:00 27.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.11.07
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