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Breaking News: Abbas: Unity government to recognize Israel
MSNBC.com ^ | 9/21/06 | AP

Posted on 09/21/2006 6:33:44 PM PDT by happymom

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbas; israel; pa; pigsfly; recognize; unity

1 posted on 09/21/2006 6:33:45 PM PDT by happymom
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To: happymom
Well, he better get himself a bullet proof suit from head to toe! The Muzzies aren't gonna like!
2 posted on 09/21/2006 6:35:32 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: happymom; mystery-ak; Howlin; Pukin Dog; onyx; AFPhys

And the hits just keep on a-comin'!


3 posted on 09/21/2006 6:36:13 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Miss Marple

Check your pings..ACLU condemns agreement...hehehe


4 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:07 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: happymom

Yeah, I'm sure.

Websters: "Lull", "to lull", "lull into false sense of security"; to slyly convince another of a false intention, to use fawned sincerity as a subterfuge"


5 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:08 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: happymom
The West and Israel would be foolish to fall for this.

They need money and as soon as they get enough they will be back to their old ways.
6 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:52 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: happymom
I'm the first to say it!

Bush's fault!

7 posted on 09/21/2006 6:38:04 PM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: happymom

Has Hamas agreed to this? (Color me sceptical)


8 posted on 09/21/2006 6:38:29 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: mkjessup

Lull or not, when governments recognize each other formally, you can have a legally declared war.


9 posted on 09/21/2006 6:39:03 PM PDT by js1138 (The absolute seriousness of someone who is terminally deluded.)
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To: happymom
planned national unity government will recognize Israel

Recognize them how? As infidels?
10 posted on 09/21/2006 6:39:07 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Miss Marple
I think today should become a FReeper holiday.

We should get Jim Robinson to declare this

September 21st as: "Bitch-slap-a-RINO day".

A day where all FReepers pledge to drink enough booze to become as "happy" as Lindsey Graham.
11 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:20 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Cant get a drivers license so you can vote for Democrats? Go Greyhound, bitches!)
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To: happymom
Abbas "We recognize Israel, 1,000 feet under the Mediteranean See.


12 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:50 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Life is tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Pukin Dog

I'll drink to that!


13 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:57 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: airborne
Supposedly, the release of Gilad Shalit is a prerequisite for any talks between Abbas and Olmert, so hopefully there will be good news on that soon: Peres to Abbas: Release Shalit or No Talks
14 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:11 PM PDT by happymom (Check out my new blog: http://noburqua.blogspot.com/)
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To: RoseofTexas

Exactly what I was thinking. Most Palestinians want Israel destroyed.


15 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: happymom
the planned national unity government will recognize Israel.

Israel....Israel....Hmmmm... Israel.... Oh, yeah! That's the country right next to the ocean - south of Lebanon - I recognize that!

16 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:17 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: happymom
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel.

Just long enough to get some more of the "Great Satan's" money.

17 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:28 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: mkjessup
It's one thing to lull your enemies, but for how this is going to go over in the Muslim world, it's huge. Even if they don't really mean it, the fact that they're doing it will put a lot of pressure on other governments to recognize Israel as well.
18 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:38 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: happymom

Were his lips moving?


19 posted on 09/21/2006 6:44:09 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: happymom

At this rate, maybe the American Left will recognize Israel. But I'm not going to bet on it.


20 posted on 09/21/2006 6:44:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Miss Marple

LOL!!! We should all go buy lottery tickets!


21 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:16 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: happymom

Never trust a Muslim.


22 posted on 09/21/2006 6:46:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: happymom

I hope all 3 Israelis are released.

The story of them just disappeared off the news.


23 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:11 PM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: happymom

Never going to happen.

Recognition would include extradition agreements. Try and figure THAT one out.


24 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:13 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Pukin Dog

I'll take the plunge, I mean pledge!!


25 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:31 PM PDT by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: happymom
"...national unity government will recognize Israel...."

... just as soon as you pay us a bunch of money in aid.

Translation: we will tell you anything you want to hear for the money we desperately need.
26 posted on 09/21/2006 6:48:07 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Steel Wolf

Lets hope.


27 posted on 09/21/2006 6:49:05 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Miss Marple

These really have been some great days.

I was waiting for the week or so after Labor Day for Americans to start paying attention to the election stuff, but with the world situation really cooking - Pope, McLame, UN funnies, now Abbas, ... - I'm beginning to believe that the whole world is starting to really pay attention to the overwhelming presence that President Bush has played on the world stage in his going after terrorism and the Islamofascists.


28 posted on 09/21/2006 6:49:23 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: happymom
Since the trend is to jump up and make the brilliant observation that we should be skeptical, let me point out that even if they don't really want to mean it, the fact that they're doing it is very, very good news. It will cut deeply into Muslim and Arab politics and social perceptions, and pressure them to change their stance vis a vis Israel.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled skepticism.

29 posted on 09/21/2006 6:49:47 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: Steel Wolf

I think this shows how smart the Administration has been to lay low this past week and let all the nutjobs overplay their hand. And like you said, even if the Palestinians don't really mean it, at least they are on the record as having said it. That sounds like good news to me.


30 posted on 09/21/2006 6:57:06 PM PDT by happymom (Check out my new blog: http://noburqua.blogspot.com/)
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To: Steel Wolf
It's one thing to lull your enemies, but for how this is going to go over in the Muslim world, it's huge. Even if they don't really mean it, the fact that they're doing it will put a lot of pressure on other governments to recognize Israel as well.

Wow. Mark this date on your calendars. We should all pray that he survives this brave move and that it leads to genuine peace. Just the fact that a Palestinian leader is willing to say it is hugely important, even if it is insincere. That he is willing to do it unconditionally is even more important.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9).

31 posted on 09/21/2006 6:57:37 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: happymom

I've always thought the best thing that could happen would be for Hamas to be elected to control the government. It's much easier to be the dissident than actually deal with reality.

I'm cautiously optimistic that this is a breakthrough.


32 posted on 09/21/2006 7:00:04 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

I guess Hamas saw the latest Israeli poll results showing Netanyahu leading.


33 posted on 09/21/2006 7:01:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: popdonnelly
At this rate, maybe the American Left will recognize Israel.

Nah. They'll regard it as void because he was under pressure and continue the struggle. If this is genuine, Abbas' name will probably be remembered by the left as the name of a traitor to the struggle of the people (Whittaker Chambers comes to mind). It'll be tough. He has dark skin and he isn't Christian. So he is prima facie, a good guy. But they'll get by that.

The real affront is that this happened during a Republican administration. For that, there is no forgiveness.

34 posted on 09/21/2006 7:02:17 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Pukin Dog
"become as "happy" as Lindsey Graham."

I will take the pledge....I'm as "happpy" as Lindsay Graham.

WAIT A MINUTE, what I'm I agreeing to?

How happy did Shep look at 7:00? Did anybody watch?

35 posted on 09/21/2006 7:29:28 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: happymom

meningless rubbish.

the word of ONE person.

only a few people in the US are stupid enough
to believe it.


36 posted on 09/21/2006 7:51:34 PM PDT by greasepaint
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To: Steel Wolf
It's one thing to lull your enemies, but for how this is going to go over in the Muslim world, it's huge.

How did it go over in the Muslim world when Arafat said the same thing?

37 posted on 09/21/2006 7:54:26 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 135-139)
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To: happymom

...For now.


38 posted on 09/21/2006 7:54:57 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: happymom
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel.

TRANSLATION: "We've run out of money."

39 posted on 09/21/2006 7:56:01 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: Alouette

Arafat hinted but never came out and did it. The difference being, he got paid either way. Those days are over.


40 posted on 09/21/2006 7:56:29 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: happymom
Just lying to the infidels again.

Did he say this in English, or Arabic? Hmm?

41 posted on 09/21/2006 8:58:48 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Steel Wolf
...but for how this is going to go over in the Muslim world, it's huge.

I would even say "hugh, and SERIES!"
42 posted on 09/22/2006 5:14:53 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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