Yes indeed, show us all the map!

I presume he was hoping that Israel’s refusal to come up with a map based on more or less pre-June 1967 borders will help to convince more and more people, Americans especially, that Israel simply is not interested in peace on terms virtually all Palestinians and most other Arabs and Muslims everywhere could accept, and for which there is universal support (minus only the opposition of the Zionists and the mad, fundamentalist Christians who support them right or wrong, an opposition which in numbers of people is only a tiny, almost invisible fraction of the global whole).

If it does that, the challenge will not have been made in vain.


The day after Yasser Abed Rabbo issued the challenge, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman had the gall (chutzpah) to say that Israel “has already made many gestures to the Palestinian Authority to facilitate restarting direct negotiations,” and now “the other side must show goodwill”. In one sense Liberman was right. Israel has made many gestures to the Palestinians. But all of them have been of the “Go to hell” type.

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  1. rosemary spiota:

    thanks Alan and also Fahkri Azzam. I have also just read Jonathan Cook’s latest posts on IDF getting overburdened with “settler” officers in combat units, as well as settlers being invited to join the police. Both these developments of course harden the attacks and humiliation towards Palestinians, since hatred is encouraged in these individuals by extremist rabbis. Then I read a long interview in Palestine Think Tank with the Hamas leader Khalid Meschaal, clearly setting out the official attitude and reasons for their refusal to enter negotiations.
    It is easy to see which side is intransigent.

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