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Bassam Saoud12-Sep-11 7:39
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W∴ Balboos wrote:
Actually, they didn't offer peace, but return of the Golan was a condition to
begin talks. Similar, in fact, to a global offer made by the Arab world, to the
effect: Go Back To 1967 Lines and we'll think about recognizing your
existence (and right to exist).



This is simply not true: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beirut_Summit[^]

The summit called israel to withdraw its forces from all the Occupied Territories, including the Golan Heights, to recognize "an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital" in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as a "just solution" for the Palestinian refugees. In exchange the Arab states affirmed that they would recognize the state of Israel, consider the Arab-Israeli conflict over and establish "normal relations" with Israel.

W∴ Balboos wrote:
My (fantasy) belief is imagining if the region accepted Israel peacefully from
the beginning. All of that oil wealth and Israeli technical know-how working
together. What an awesome place that could have been to live! Instead,
I'm left shaking my head.
 


I personally dont care about Israeli know how. I am more intersted in ensuring the safety of minorities in the middle east. As a minority myself, I think that conflict is used by radicals to advance their theology.


W∴ Balboos wrote:
With the current situation on the ground, I see only one route to a settlement:
if the entire Arab world made peace with Israel - and they lived in peace for a
reasonable period of time - then a lot of problems about secure borders (etc.)
would go away (or certainly be greatly simplified). The problem really is
their going about the whole thing backwards.




You got that since 2002. See my first comment. You need to ask Israel whats up with that.
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