April 19, 2014

Why the Israel-Palestine Talks Failed

Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The Associated Press

The Israeli demands from the Palestinians in areas like security, refugees and recognizing Israel as a Jewish state are so extreme that they cannot be met without totally humiliating the Palestinians. The Palestinians in turn get little respect from the Israelis or the American mediators even, who effectively ignore the core demand that the Palestinian refugee problem of 1947-1948 be acknowledged and redressed in a mutually agreeable manner.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel


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