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Old 12-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #526
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What possible reason would Palestine not acknowledge Israel's right to exist? What would be the motive?
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Direckshun's angle seems to be that they'd be giving up a bargaining chip.
That is absolutely true.

The biggest issue for the Palestinian people, in 2012, is their survival and existence in what is culturally and historically known as Palestine. Whether Israel actually exists is secondary; getting their own land and self-determination is primary.

So if it bothers Israel so much that a symbolic act that will do nothing to affect what's happening on the ground is not being granted by the Palestinians, they'll just keep it in their pocket and use it as a bargaining chip in negotiations.

Why is it so important to you, mlyonsd? I assume for symbolic purposes, because nothing on the ground is going to change.

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In Direckshun's world, it would seem, the people he disfavors are the ones who owe concessions to the negotiating process first, whether it's the Israeli-palestinian conflict or the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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