Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa presented an uncompromising political stand similar to the PLO’s “Phased Plan of Stages” from 1974, according to an interview appearing in the London-based Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat on Sunday.

“We’re reaching the moment of truth,” said al-Kidwa, adding that he saw two possibilities:

The first – “the establishment of two states along the borders of the 1949 ceasefire lines”; the second – “the review of other solutions by the Palestinian people who require a different political plan and approach.”

Al-Kidwa means that the PA would adopt the old-new idea of a single state between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.

Arafat and Abu Ala made similar threats in 2004 to abandon the current political process and the objective of establishing an independent Palestinian state, in return for “a demand to receive equal rights in a single democratic state”.

This appeared in Hebrew on September 25th, 2005 at