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  • n  an advocate of partitioning a country

  • For the republican movement, the acceptance of seats in a "partitionist" Assembly signaled a seismic shift in historical attitudes since the division of Ireland in 1921.
  • Most Quebec Anglophones became radicalized, either ceding to the partitionist temptation or applauding Ottawa's tough-love strategy.
  • The 1948 war was fought by Israel with a partitionist outlook, and it ended in partition (with the West Bank and East Jerusalem under Jordanian rule and the Gaza Strip controlled .

  • Gerry Adams in Irish Times
    We welcome this development - in its own way it can help erode the partitionist mentality that pervades so much of Fianna Fáil's politics,Mr Adams said.
  • Dermot Ahern in Irish Times
    The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, who commissioned the report last February with Northern Secretary Peter Hain, said: "No one today can be economically partitionist."

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