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Not backing their aspirations Roger but designing them

Reader comment on item: Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
in response to reader comment: What About Iran?

Submitted by Peter (Canada), Feb 28, 2007 at 10:03

roger, the problem as I see it has not been so much Iraq or Iran backing the aspirations of the Palestinians, it has long been the Arab nations generally defining Palestinian aspirations and offering up the Palestinians as a sacrifice in their collective desire to rid the middle east of Israel.

Note the official position of Iran on this subject (it is shared by Hamas). "No human being has the right to negotiate a resolution to the arab israeli conflict that would result in Israel surviving." Islamic fundamentalism cannot now provide for the acceptance of a 2 state solution. It would be heretical to extrmists throughout the arab world.

Islamists have long used Palestinians for this goal. Until Palestinians accept that they need not be a vanguard for islamic extrmism, they will continue to be used in this way.


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