Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Time to Break Free from Partition Straightjacket

By John V. Whitbeck
( John V. Whitbeck, an international lawyer who has advised the Palestinian negotiating team in negotiations with Israel.)
Palestine Chronicle

"The desperate and desultory New York 'summit' among Barack Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas and the evident capitulation of Obama to Israeli defiance of even his minimalist effort to achieve mere maintenance of the status quo have left most observers who genuinely seek peace with some measure of justice in an understandable state of despair.

However, there is an alternative to despair -- breaking free from the partition straitjacket and runaround and demanding democracy and equal rights for all in the unitary state which, de facto, has already existed for the past 42 years......"

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