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Monday, September 7, 2009

What the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is really about (11)

What prevents peace?
From Arab perspective, Jewish sovereignty, self-determination are anathema

Moshe Dann, September 7, 2009 excerpts

The real issue is Zionism and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 as a Jewish state.

No "peace plan" - even the most extreme which requires Israel to withdraw from all territory conquered in 1967 - will solve the Arab-Muslim problem of allowing a nominally Jewish state to exist in any form.

The struggle is not over dividing territory, but whether Israel deserves to exist at all.

The author, a former assistant professor of History (CUNY) is a journalist and writer living in Jerusalem