(Here’s something to take into consideration the next time a Palestinian leader is quoted uncritically in the Western press expressing outrage that Israel – where Arabs make up a full 20% of the population – is trying “Judaize” parts of the country.)
Courtesy of Jonathan D. Halevi (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs):
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas revealed his version of his contacts with Israel during the Olmert government and his basic principles for a political agreement. On July 28, as reported by the Palestinian WAFA news service, he told journalists in Cairo:
“I’m willing to agree to a third-party that would supervise the agreement, such as NATO forces, but I would not agree to having Jews among the NATO forces, or that there will live among us even a single Israeli on Palestinian land.”
(This JCPA report represents the kind of critical context you simply will never get from the writers at The Guardian.)
See full report, in Hebrew, here.