Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Support grows for Geneva Palestine plan: "Support is growing among Israelis and Palestinians for a two-state solution based on mutual recognition, an almost total Israeli withdrawal from territory captured in the 1967 war, division of Jerusalem and an end to the conflict. A poll published yesterday revealed that 55.6 per cent of Palestinians and 53 per cent of Israelis backed the principles of the Geneva Accords, an unofficial peace plan drafted by the ex-Israeli minister Yossi Beilin and Yasser Abed Rabbo, formerly a senior figure in the Palestinian Authority."

This is another in what has been a remarkable series of international polls over the last year or so. Although the plan is good and the polls are clear, the nature of modern government is such that, just as with the Iraq war, it is virtually certain to be ignored in favour of a violent, almost criminal policy.

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