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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 06:09 AM
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Israel mulls recognizing Palestinian state (Color me hopeful, but skeptical)

Israel mulls recognizing Palestinian state

Published: Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:50 AM

JERUSALEM, Nov. 14 (UPI) --<snip>

Palestinians would commit to refrain from unilateral steps, including approaching the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Israel will be willing to freeze construction of West Bank settlements in areas other than three areas -- Ariel, Ma'aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion, the document says.

If the Palestinians pursue the Nov. 29 bid, in which they said they plan to ask the United Nations an upgraded status, Israel will take severe action that will "upturn every future arrangement that would have been considered acceptable by Israel completely impossible," Haaretz said.

"A reality in which the United Nations recognizes a Palestinian state according to a unilateral process will destroy all Israeli deterrence and completely harm its credibility," the document states.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/11/14/Israe...


How long have we been hearing about a possible "two state solution?" If two sides want a solution, it doesn't take this many decades to negotiate. I think the status quo may be just too convenient and too profitable for too many people, corporations and nations to go away. But, obviously, I hope it does.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 07:57 AM
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1. Skeptical here too.......nt
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 01:57 PM
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2. Israel will take severe action that will make all future statehood impossible?
Like what, mass eviction of Palestinians?
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