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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:00 AM
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51. I'm well aware of your opinion
However, that wasn't even nearly the discussion. The borders of a state can be defined whether it's a democracy or a dictatorship. The form of government was not the issue, so you are sidetracking.

As for democracies, the US claimed to be a democracy long before blacks, Indians or women had the right to cast a ballot for elected officials. Other democracies acted likewise. I hardly think that total enfranchisement is a prerequisite for democratic for of government. It helps, of course to be considered a democracy above repute. It was to move in that direction that the Madrid Conference was held in 1991. The Palestinian population was held in very adverse conditions. This was a result of constant terror threats, as well as general inability to change to situation. The Madrid Conference was the beginning of the international efforts to bring about a change. Israeli governments were active in Madrid Conference and recognized the need to evolve a more acceptable situation for the Palestinians.

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