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good point, but i disagree

Reader comment on item: One Cheer for Obama's Arab-Israeli Policy

Submitted by Lion (Israel), Sep 16, 2009 at 02:13

good point, but i disagree that settlement-and other issues should be paired with arab concessions. the reason is that arab concessions such as flying over airspace, opening embassies and holding meetings can be taken back at any time whereas permanent borders, removing settlements (like gaza) are not easily taken back and so it seems what the arabs are offering are mere promises where israel offers facts on the ground..for that reason in addition the palestinians must recognize what Morris stated, that israel is a jewish state, no return of refugees, land swaps, and end of conflict.


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