Bush urges clear outline for a Palestinian state

By Ted Belman

Before leaving the US, Pres Bush said

    “What has to happen in order for there to be a peaceful settlement of a long-standing dispute is there to be outlines of a state clearly defined. So that at some point in time, the Palestinians who agree that Israel ought to exist and agree that the state ought to live side-by-side with Israel in peace have something to be for.”

This is just the spin being disseminated. You know, the Palestinians need “hope” or a “horizon”. Nonsense.

And to fulfill this idea the US is forcing Israel to give them as much hope as possible by entirely withdrawing behind the greenline. Even so its not enough. The Palestinians still demand the “right of return”. This means they reject the two state solution.

From my point of view we should outline the state with borders that leave all Israeli settlements in Israel. Obviously outlining the state in this way will not move us closer to peace.

So it is not any outline he is talking about, it is the maximum withdrawal that he requires in the hope it will be enough.

January 8, 2008 | Comments »

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