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The chief Palestinian negotiator says that the Arab world will consider recognizing Israel as a Jewish State, but first Israel has to return to the original 1947 partition boarders.

In the course of recent negotiations, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni asked the head of the Palestinian Authority’s negotiating team, Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala), to accept Israel as a Jewish state, reminding him that it was accepted as such by UN Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947, for the partition of the Land of Israel.According to Ahmed Tibi, a member of Israel’s Knesset who used to be an aide to PLO founder Yasser Arafat, Abu Ala answered: “let us implement [Resolution] 181 first and we shall talk.” Tibi recorded the exchange in an article he wrote for Arab newspaper Kul el-Arab.Amru Moussa, the Secretary General of the Arab League said late Thursday night that the Arab countries will not offer Israel “normalization for free.” “There is no such thing as normalization for free,” Moussa told reporters after a meeting of 11 Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo. The Arab League countries were invited by the U.S. to participate in the Annapolis summit next week. “Arabs are going to participate in the (Annapolis) meeting, to show support for the Palestinians, based on the Arab peace initiative,” he explained.

I guess its back to the past..first the Palestinians want to change history as it refers to Jewish Holy sites. Now they want to go back and relive history. The Arab leadership refused to accept the partition plan in 1947 and opted, instead, for military annihilation of the Jews. Their plan failed and the State of Israel was born, with the Jews carving out a more favorable map for themselves by military means.( Source IsraelNN.com) The real question becomes

—is Olmert dumb enough to accept those terms?

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