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The Saudi Plan Offers Israel Conditional Recognition

Reader comment on item: The Three-Way Option: Arab States, Israel, Palestinians

Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 28, 2017 at 20:31

The Saudi plan requires Israel to withdraw to the 67 (or 49?) borders in exchange for recognition. I'm not sure what it requires of refugee resettlement, but it has been rejected firmly by Israel in the past. I find it hard to believe that the other Muslim states, or the Saudis, will offer more generous terms. In any case, the Israelis are in a good position now with their neighbors consumed by civil wars, terrorism and economic problems.

Also, relations with the Saudis and the Gulf states have improved thanks to the Iranian threat. While Ya'alon's ideas are worth a try, Israel should be in no hurry to make concessions.


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