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Friday, November 23, 2007

Sixty years too late

Arutz Sheva reports on an exchange between Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Feigele Livni an Chief 'Palestinian' negotiator Abu Ala this week:
In the course of recent negotiations, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni asked the head of the Palestinian Authority's negotiating team, Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala), to accept Israel as a Jewish state, reminding him that it was accepted as such by UN Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947, for the partition of the Land of Israel.

According to Ahmed Tibi, a member of Israel's Knesset who used to be an aide to PLO founder Yasser Arafat, Abu Ala answered: "let us implement [Resolution] 181 first and we shall talk." Tibi recorded the exchange in an article he wrote for Arab newspaper Kul el-Arab.
UN Resolution 181 delineated a two state solution for Jews and Arabs west of the Jordan river. Both states were to be joined by an economic union and share joint currency. The resolution declared that Arabs and Jews would become "citizens of the State in which they are resident and enjoy full civil and political rights" and that Arabs living in the Jewish state could opt, within one year from the date of the resolution's implementation, for citizenship of the Arab state, and Jews living in the Arab state could opt for citizenship of the Jewish state.


The City of Jerusalem was to be demilitarized and placed under a special international regime, to be administered by the United Nations through a "trusteeship council."

The Arab leadership refused to accept the partition plan in 1947 and opted, instead, for military annihilation of the Jews. Their plan failed and the State of Israel was born, with the Jews carving out a more favorable map for themselves by military means.
Sorry guys, it's sixty years too late for that plan. But isn't it amazing how the 'Palestinians' keep trying to turn the clock back to correct their own - or in this case, the Arab countries' (there were no 'Palestinians' in 1947) - mistakes.


At 1:47 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Arabs have balls.

The Jews kvetch over how to painlessly erase themselves from history.

So who hangs tough? Israel has no red lines. Everything is on the chopping block even though the Arabs have not conceded an inch.

When you look it from their side, they can figure out maximalism can get you more from Israel than playing nice does.

If the Israelis ever figure out the Arab house holds the cards, then they'll wake up from their peace fantasy - if by then its not too late.


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