7 Nov 2013
Israeli negotiators are demanding that Palestinians concede their future state border at the separation wall along the West Bank. Palestinians say this amounts to an illegal land grab, as the separation wall crosses the internationally recognized 1967 Green Line. This idea that the wall can be considered an international border is a preposterous idea, argues Shir Hever, an economist from an Israeli-Palestinian organisation. Israel can make this claim, as long as the U.S. is willing to continue the charade that there are negotiations, and that the U.S. is mediating between the two sides. As long as this charade continues, Israel can say whatever it wants, he argues.
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Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "What Comes Next: The one state/two state debate is irrelevant as Israel and the US consolidate Greater Israel" by Noam chomsky writing at Mondoweiss.