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What if the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish State in English but not in Arabic?

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Feb 9, 2014 at 09:13

Dr. Pipes,

What if the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish State but in English only, while continuing to deny and propagandize in Arabic? This way they'd give the West a lever to press Israel while retaining their irredentist goals.

The following article made me think of this dangerous option:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4486331,00.html

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

That would be clever - and would follow along the lines of what Arafat did twenty years ago:http://www.danielpipes.org/271/two-faced-yasir

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