Alan Hart explains that Israel will never produce a map of its internationally-recognized borders
because no Israeli leader would ever have the courage and leadership to stand up to and remove Jewish squatters
from the occupied territories.
Better late than never!
A very senior Palestinian official in Ramallah, Yasser Abed Rabbo, has found the right way to challenge Israel and the US.
As reported by AFP news agency on 13 October, he said:
“We officially demand that the US administration and the Israeli government provide a map of the borders of the state of Israel
which they want us to recognize.”
That’s a completely logical and totally reasonable demand.
If Israel was interested in peace on terms virtually all Palestinians and most other Arabs and Muslims everywhere could accept,
the map provided would show Israel with borders as they were on the eve of the 1967 war.
An accompanying note would say that,
subject to agreement in final negotiations,
Israel seeks minor border adjustments here and there.
The note would also propose that Jerusalem should be an open, undivided city and the capital of two states.
If such a map with the note as above was presented, it would open the door to peace.