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posted 08 January 2004 04:07 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said on Thursday Palestinians would seek a bi-national state and demand the same rights as Israelis if Israel carried out its threat to absorb chunks of the West Bank.

Qureia's comments, in an interview with Reuters, underscored the Palestinians' sense of desperation in the face of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral plan to impose a boundary stripping them of some land they want for a state if peacemaking stays frozen.

But the bi-national scenario also underlies growing Israeli concern that unless they separate from the Palestinians, Israel could end up ruling an area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean in which Jews would soon be a minority.

Qureia said Sharon's unilateralism, including a vast barrier Israel is building in the West Bank, could prompt Palestinians to abandon efforts for a two-state solution to the conflict.

"This is an apartheid solution to put the Palestinians in cantons. Who can accept this?" he said in an interview in his office in the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem.

"We will go for a one-state solution...There's no other solution.""

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Babbler # 1885

posted 08 January 2004 04:23 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

(that's an eye-popping icon, not an 'eek')

Once again, life imitates babble!

I realize that Qureia doesn't really see one state as a solution. Nonetheless, it is probably a real long-term way to bring peace to the region. It's certainly a better option than the genocidal solution that the fundies on either side of the conflict prefer.

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posted 08 January 2004 06:46 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If the choice is between a two state solution where the Palestinians are "in control" of territories that amount to Bantustans or a one state binational state then the answer is obvious.
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Babbler # 3980

posted 09 January 2004 08:36 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heaven forbid they believe in that tired old 'one person - one vote' nonsense? How dare they suggest that every person is equal and that the job of government is to create a framework to protect this equality and not to implement an ethnic/theological agenda...

I mean such universalist idealism is clearly just antisemitism by another name... We must stop these raving lunatics of democracy and equality!

Quick, call the IDF!

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