Monthly Archives: October 2010

The recognition deposit

Gershon Baskin and Mohammad Abbas (Abu Mazen)

While I don’t support Abu Mazen’s position, I do understand him. Israel never demanded this kind of recognition from anyone else–not from Egypt or Jordan and not even from the United States. If the Palestinians recognize Israel, then as the Palestinians understand it they will be agreeing to remove the issue of refugee rights even before the negotiations begin; surely Israel cannot expect them to do so. read more