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Why Is Recognition Held Out As So Important Even Compared To Ending Violence?

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Submitted by Marsd (United States), May 16, 2010 at 02:29

Why is accepting or recognizing Israel so important? Why is it not enough for the Palestinians to swear off terrorism and violence as a means of dealing with Israel? If they want to just not trade with Israel and teach their kids that its existence is unjust but that violent conflict is not the solution what's the harm?

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