Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Jennifer Loewenstein: Setting the Record Straight on Hamas: Loewenstein documents the Hamas record on the two-state solution. The issue is, not whether Palestine will recognise Israel, but whether Israel will recognise Palestine on the 67 borders. If it did, that would essentially resolve the conflict. Kadima is an acknowledgement that Israel has finally abandoned any attempt to annex Gaza or the whole of the West Bank, just as it had earlier effectively abandoned the Sinai or 'from the Nile to the Euprates', but Israel has given no sign of surrendering the rest of the Occupied Territories. Thus the conflict will continue indefinitely, which appears to be the long term policy.

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