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Submitted by Tariq (Pakistan), Sep 16, 2009 at 07:17

"First result: Barack Obama's decision to get tough with Israel translates into escalating Palestinian demands on Israel. In early July, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas and Saeb Erekat, his top negotiator, insisted on five unilateral concessions by Israel:

  • An independent Palestinian state;
  • Israel shrunk to its pre-June 1967 borders, minus a Palestinian land-bridge between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip;
  • A Palestinian "right of return" to Israel;
  • Resolution of all permanent status issues on the basis of the 2002 Abdullah plan; and
  • A complete stop to building by Jews in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank."

sounds reasonable. why dont we all admit it? Israel is expanding settlements(stealing lands in the words of the Palestinians) and that is against international law.
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