The Real Issues Between Israel and the Palestinians

(New Republic) Martin Peretz - Whatever has happened to the Arabs of Palestine over the last 60 years is a result of their refusal 1. to stand up against the Hashemites (Jordan) and the Nasserites (Egypt) who took over the land designated for the "Arab state" envisioned in the 1947 Partition Plan and, then, 2. to negotiate seriously with the Jewish state. The longer the local Arabs remain stubborn in seeking symbolic victories, the smaller Palestine will become.

2010-10-05 11:30:11

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