The Arabs will reject the recognizing of Israel as the Jewish state, Hamas and most of Fattah will IN FACT reject that demand. The TT sees this latest move as a shuffle of the feet and the slight move of the hand in order to undercut the Arabs’ move in the UN general assembly demanding recognition of a Palestinian state. The situation is untenable, and J’lem has to show itself as being ready to do something and that it’s the Arabs that are the rejectionists. At least that’s the TT’s take on it. KGS
PM would accept pre-’67 lines as baseline for talks
By HERB KEINON AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER IN WASHING
Israeli officials said this framework would be a package deal whereby Israel would agree to entering negotiations using the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed upon swaps, as the baseline of talks; and the Palestinians would agree that the final goal of negotiations would be two states, a Palestinian one and Jewish one.