HAVE MADE CONCESSIONS!"
Ehud Barak opposes the idea of
signing an agreement of principles, and the "Peace Cabinet" is
supporting him. He says that such an agreement would "fix the
concession" we have made. The implication is that we have given up
much, while the Palestinians have given up nothing.
This assumption is being
transmitted by all our media and has become the center of the national
The truth is different:
By agreeing to establish their
state in the borders of the pre-1967 Green Line, the Palestinians have
given up 78% of the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, which
was called in the past Palestine.
For a national movement, no
concession could be greater than that. An Israeli leader who does not
understand the magnitude of this Palestinian concession is unable to
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Gush Shalom ad published in
January 19, 2000
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