Netanyahu: Abbas must say he accepts ‘the Jewish state’

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    He's quite right, of course. There can be no stable peace while the Arab/Muslim world continues to see the establishment of a Palestinian state as a forward base from which to pursue their goal of destroying Israel.
     
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    That is a stretch. Most Palestinians do not recognize Israel as a state of any flavor.
     
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    which is the point. There will never be peace if palestinians dont recognize the state of israel and vise-versa.

    The isralies leaders already said they accept the state of palestine so now its up to the palestinian leaders, if they want peace and talks, to accept the state of israel.
     
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    Israel sits inside Palestine's borders after kicking the natives out. The Palestinians are supposed to recognize Israel's "right" to do that.:cuckoo:
     
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    Dude palestine was NEVER a state. It was part of syria and then the UN decided to "give it to the jews" for their homeland. then in 1948 when Israel claimed independance 6 arab states declared war on it to get rid of it but israel won.

    Ever since they have been fighting over the area. If both sides can't accept the other as belonging there then neither side will have peace.
     
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    So much misinformation-so little time.

    The Palestinians have always said that Palestine was their country. Being the permanent inhabitants, they are they only ones who can make that claim. And they did.

    So?

    The UN General Assembly recommended a partition in resolution 181. The UN Security Council rejected 181. The UN did not partition Palestine nor did it give anything to anybody.

    The 1948 war was called by UN Security Council resolution. Nobody won that war. Nobody lost that war.
     
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    I think Bibi is being petty! Even if he says its the Jewish state, what will that accomplish? Nothing! Rather he needs them to say the so-called refugees will never set foot in Israel!

    He is sticky to a demand that will do nothing. Get the petty shit out of the way and have serious talks!
     
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    Obviously, he must insist that the refugees cannot return, but I think he got it just right when he said,
    If you look at the outcomes of Barak's and Olmert's very generous offers it is clear that no substantial progress can be made unless Arab leaders change their thinking about Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state and announce it to their people. To my mind it is clear that there is no point in talking about borders or Jerusalem or anything else until this change in the thinking of the Arabs has taken place.
     
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    Hmmm, interesting concept.
     
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    I agree with you. Enough of the two sided speaking from the Arab leaders.
     

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