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July 9, 2009

Do the Palestinians really want a state, or do they already have what they want?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries

Media Backspin offers a spate of arguments that call into question whether the Palestinians really want a state of their own. Arguments exist that suggest it is more likely than not that they prefer to remain stateless and that the West's pursuit of a two-state solution amounts to nothing more than chasing rainbows.

Given the history of the Palestinian conflict and the Palestinian culture of hatred and violence toward Israel, it indeed seems clear that, as Backspin suggests, the Palestinians will not agree to either divide or share the country. They continue to cling to the revolutionary dream of "national liberation," and until this unrealistic liberation materializes, they prefer to exist as a national rather than a political entity.

Meanwhile, as Obama pressures Israel for a two-state solution and Israel agrees to a limited version of the idea, and the Palestinians talk the talk but don't walk the walk, preferring weapons to statehood.

After all, what's a Palestinian state without the right and means to continue to attack Israel?

Posted by Richard at July 9, 2009 6:22 AM



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