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  1. 14 Feb '10 02:14
    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-arieli-is-a-man-with-a-plan-the-trouble-is-its-a-map-of-israel-1898173.html

    Robert Fisk’s World: Arieli is a man with a plan. The trouble is, it's a map of Israel

    Saturday, 13 February 2010
  2. 14 Feb '10 02:15
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    And Jerusalem? Arieli produces an even more beflecked map. He would have it divided up on demographic lines. The Old City, a mere 2.5sq km containing more than 100 holy sites of all religions, could also be ruled internationally, governed under the old UN partition plan with an international committee composed of Israel, the US, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan – and maybe Morocco. "Sovereignty belongs to God, so we have to deal with this challenge."

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  3. 14 Feb '10 02:28
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
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    And Jerusalem? Arieli produces an even more beflecked map. He would have it divided up on demographic lines. The Old City, a mere 2.5sq km containing more than 100 holy sites of all religions, could also be ruled internationally, governed under the old UN partition plan with an international committee composed of Israel, the US, Palestine, Egypt, Jo ...[text shortened]... d maybe Morocco. "Sovereignty belongs to God, so we have to deal with this challenge."

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    Egypt and Jordan, not to mention Morocco, have no say in Palestinian politics.
  4. 14 Feb '10 04:06
    it's a proposal, i.e., something proposed for the future.
  5. 14 Feb '10 17:24
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    it's a proposal, i.e., something proposed for the future.
    I mean, they have no right to have a say in Palestinian politics.
  6. 15 Feb '10 01:46
    Originally posted by scherzo
    I mean, they have no right to have a say in Palestinian politics.
    You are right of course, but where has anyone else gotten with this situation?
  7. 15 Feb '10 01:50
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    You are right of course, but where has anyone else gotten with this situation?
    Nowhere. Given the stunning failure of the peace process I'm hoping that somebody will start anew without any of the corruption and dictatorships that have plagued the last few decades.
  8. 15 Feb '10 04:05
    Originally posted by scherzo
    I mean, they have no right to have a say in Palestinian politics.
    of course they have a right. Egypt and Jordan share borders with the nuclear power that the Palestines beard continually.
  9. 15 Feb '10 16:33
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    of course they have a right. Egypt and Jordan share borders with the nuclear power that the Palestines beard continually.
    Jordan doesn't even have a right to exist. As for Egypt ... Sadat and Mubarak mishandled the conflict to the point where they need a good ousting.