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The fury over the 1967 borders is disingenuous

Posted in Articles, In the News, Social Comments by Solveig Hansen on 2011/05/25

By Alon Ben-Meir – May 23, 2011

Although President Obama stated nothing new during his speech last Thursday about the 1967 borders with “mutually agreed land swaps” as a basis for a negotiated Israeli-Palestinian agreement, he put it in a manner that should give the Palestinians pause before they go to the United Nations General Assembly to seek statehood recognition. Moreover, in doing so he has marginalized the settlements problem, which has been a major stumbling block to resume the negotiations, while encouraging some key member states of the European Union to rethink their endorsement of a Palestinian state come September. The fury of Israeli and Jewish leaders over what the president said is entirely misguided, misplaced and disingenuous.

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