Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take Note

Muhammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Palestinian negotiating team, in a telephone interview from Ramallah...said the Palestinian leadership believed that Mr. Netanyahu was only placing obstacles in the way of peace...Dismissing the Geneva Accord as an effort of private individuals, Mr. Shtayyeh and other Palestinians argue that recognition of Israel as the Jewish state will negate their demand for a right of return for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war and their descendants, before any negotiation. They also say it undermines the status of the Palestinian-Arab citizens who make up 20 percent of Israel’s population, and who are afforded equal rights in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.


1 comment:

NormanF said...

Of course. Its really a 1 1/2 state solution they want. A Judenrein Arab state for them first and they can claim Israel later.

At least one of them is being honest their long term strategy is the PLO's phases strategy. Which hasn't changed in its essential approach since the 1960s.

Peace waiting around the corner? Nah.