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Bush: Israelis, Palestinians agree on framework for peace talks
cnn ^ | Nov 27, 2007 | cnn

Posted on 11/27/2007 8:22:46 AM PST by RDTF

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (CNN) -- Israel is "ready now for a deal," said an Israeli official attending Tuesday's U.S.-brokered Mideast summit aimed at laying the groundwork for future peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have "very good chemistry," the official said, adding that he is hopeful a document "will be finalized before we leave Washington Wednesday night."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annapolis; falsepeace; israel; isreal; jellyfish; legacy; palestine; summit
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1 posted on 11/27/2007 8:22:48 AM PST by RDTF
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from CNN’s home page:

Israelis, Palestinians agree on negotiation plan

President Bush today announced the Israelis and Palestinians have “agreed to immediately launch” negotiations aimed at concluding a peace treaty. Bush and top officials from more than 40 nations are gathering in Annapolis, Maryland, to get commitments for the first formal Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in seven years.


2 posted on 11/27/2007 8:24:00 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF

A sad epilogue to the “Bush Doctrine”.


3 posted on 11/27/2007 8:25:16 AM PST by AU72
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To: RDTF

Bush just gave a strong speech, was very impressive.

Lets pray that there are results here, that the Palestinians end terrorism and embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood.


4 posted on 11/27/2007 8:25:23 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: RDTF

so how much more of his country is he giving up this time?


5 posted on 11/27/2007 8:25:39 AM PST by sure_fine (• " not one to over kill the thought process " •)
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To: RDTF

this is just ridiculous

Let’s sign a peace treaty, give away land, yet the real threat, Hamas, still says they won’t abide by the treaty.

So where does that leave Israel?


6 posted on 11/27/2007 8:27:52 AM PST by TerP26
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To: RDTF

Evidently Olmart is deaf, dumb and blind.....I can’t believe that he actually thinks the rag heads will stop at any “deal”. They only want to see that every Jew is killed, what kind of “deal” is that?

Meadow Muffin


7 posted on 11/27/2007 8:29:05 AM PST by rwgal
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To: UKrepublican
Lets pray that there are results here, that the Palestinians end terrorism and embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood.

They didn't in Gaza, did they?

This is bad.

8 posted on 11/27/2007 8:29:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: RDTF
Israel is "ready now for a deal,"

One shudders to think what more Israel will give up in return for the false promise of peace. How much more land; how much more Israeli blood?

It saddens me that Bush is hosting this farce and will try to coerce Israel to give up more land and more rights (to survive) as did Presidents Carter and Clinton before him. One wonders why Israel continues to participate in these farces knowing that the outcome is always negative for them? IMO, it's time for Israel to tell us all to butt out and let them deal with the Muslim murderers in the only language the Muzzies understand - massive response to their border incursions.

9 posted on 11/27/2007 8:29:32 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: RDTF

Feeding a monster only makes the monster more hungry. This will not end well.


10 posted on 11/27/2007 8:30:16 AM PST by mad puppy (I'd rather live a day on my feet than a year on my knees)
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To: UKrepublican

If President Bush says the sky is blue,

I will look out the window first.


11 posted on 11/27/2007 8:31:08 AM PST by fishtank (Fenced BORDERS, English LANGUAGE, Patriotic CULTURE: A good plan.)
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To: Carry_Okie

True. We can only work with what we have. Thankfully our leaders have not sat down with the terrorists of Hamas.


13 posted on 11/27/2007 8:34:47 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Carry_Okie; UKrepublican
They didn't in Gaza, did they?

And Gaza was supposed to be the test case. All the Arab squatters had to do was behave themselves for a while. ...which evidently was asking far too much.

But not surprisingly we're rewarding them anyway.

14 posted on 11/27/2007 8:34:54 AM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: RDTF

What flavor is the kool-aid they’re serving at Annapolis?


15 posted on 11/27/2007 8:36:14 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Lazarus Longer

Gaza was the test case. The test was successful, so it appears.


16 posted on 11/27/2007 8:36:34 AM PST by bvw
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To: RDTF

Israel has been “ready of a deal” for a long time. Unfortunately, the OTHER side never manages to come across.


17 posted on 11/27/2007 8:37:13 AM PST by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: UKrepublican
Palestinians end terrorism and embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood

You must be joking ...
18 posted on 11/27/2007 8:38:21 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Salem; SJackson; Alouette; F15Eagle; Esther Ruth; agrace; RoadTest; M. Espinola; T.L.Sink; ...

Ping!


19 posted on 11/27/2007 8:38:25 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (A voter wavering between wanting radical change and burning the damn place down)
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To: fishtank

It’s too bad he’s not on the ballot next year so we can tell him what we think of him.


20 posted on 11/27/2007 8:39:31 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: RDTF
Official: Israel 'ready now for a deal' at Mideast summit

I believe that posture is also known as "presenting."

21 posted on 11/27/2007 8:40:03 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: DustyMoment
I suspect Israel simply cannot afford to maintain a presence in some of these areas, and it's in their best interests to give them up . . . sort of like a property owner walking away from a slum.

It's much easier to deal with an adversary outside your borders than one who is living inside them. A sovereign state that launches rockets across a border runs the risk of being crushed.

22 posted on 11/27/2007 8:40:34 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: UKrepublican
that the Palestinians end terrorism and embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood.

I can get you a good deal on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge.

23 posted on 11/27/2007 8:42:12 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: TerP26
Yea, they should just keep the status quo, it has worked ok for 1000s of years, everyone knows their part, why make peace? why even try? There enough people on each side that want this situation to not change, even if the leaders make peace the violence will never stop.
24 posted on 11/27/2007 8:42:27 AM PST by SF Republican
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25 posted on 11/27/2007 8:43:05 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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26 posted on 11/27/2007 8:43:45 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: UKrepublican
Thankfully our leaders have not sat down with the terrorists of Hamas.

Indeed! Under no circumstances should we be sitting down with those nasty terrorists from Hamas...

...instead; we are sitting down with the terrorists of Fatah!

Uh, you were saying?

27 posted on 11/27/2007 8:44:19 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: RDTF
What will Israel be asked to amputate to get "peace?" I notice there's no mention in this statement of Arab recognition of Israel as a Jewish State. Unless things have changed, its basically an Israeli capitulation by the spineless and craven Olmert to the Arabs.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

28 posted on 11/27/2007 8:46:24 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Alberta's Child
I suspect Israel simply cannot afford to maintain a presence in some of these areas

I suspect that's their thinking concerning some areas of the W. Bank. But sparsely populated and strategically vital areas like the Golan shouldn't be on the table. ...nor should giving the Arabs "the right of return." ...and nor should Jerusalem, obviously.

30 posted on 11/27/2007 8:47:39 AM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: Alberta's Child
It's much easier to deal with an adversary outside your borders than one who is living inside them. A sovereign state that launches rockets across a border runs the risk of being crushed.

BUT, under no circumstances should they ever give up one inch of Jerusalem, even for strategic purposes. What has happened in Hevron is bad enough.

31 posted on 11/27/2007 8:48:58 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: RDTF

The title on the top of the agreement Olmert will sign is ‘Instrument of Surrender’.


32 posted on 11/27/2007 8:49:31 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: RDTF

33 posted on 11/27/2007 8:50:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RDTF

I just wish some of our leaders would read the Bible now and then.


34 posted on 11/27/2007 8:50:15 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: UKrepublican

“embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood.”

Whose state?


35 posted on 11/27/2007 8:57:24 AM PST by DemEater
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To: dfwgator

Perfect.


36 posted on 11/27/2007 8:58:07 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: RDTF
THE JELLYFISH IS READY TO THROW THE STATE OF ISRAEL AWAY, WITH THE HELP OF PRESIDENT BUSH AND 16 ARAB COUNTRIES, INCLUDING SAUDI ARABIA, WHO DECLARED THEY WON'T SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DIRTY JEWS! PEACE IS ON THE WAY! IT'S TIME FOR A LEGACY!
37 posted on 11/27/2007 8:59:27 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Well, he might get 20% in a primary election.


38 posted on 11/27/2007 9:03:25 AM PST by fishtank (Fenced BORDERS, English LANGUAGE, Patriotic CULTURE: A good plan.)
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To: Dogbert41

Which part of the Bible would you want them to read?


39 posted on 11/27/2007 9:05:11 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: RDTF

“Peace” in Israel is as simple as the so-called palestinians deciding for it.


40 posted on 11/27/2007 9:05:19 AM PST by onedoug
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To: RDTF

BTDT.


41 posted on 11/27/2007 9:07:07 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Yeah President Reagan really dealt with the mideast problem didn’t he? What did he do? Oh, that is right, when we had 300 sleeping Marines blown up in their sleep because the guards at the front gates of their base could not carry loaded weapons, he tucked tail and ran from the mideast. GW has been the only POTUS to take the mideast head on and fight the radical islamists and terrorists.


42 posted on 11/27/2007 9:08:51 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul makes Jimmy Carter look tough and Dennis Kucinich look sane.)
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To: RDTF
"Squeeze their hands as hard as you can and say...Legacy, Legacy, Legacy"

Just pathetic.

43 posted on 11/27/2007 9:09:02 AM PST by montag813
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To: jrooney

We’re talking about Israel here, aren’t we? Do you have high hopes for this summit? Do you think that carving up Israel and allowing the arabs to continue to deny a ‘jewish state’ even exists sounds like a recipe for success? Maybe if your dream is that one day there is no Israel, G-d forbid, then this summit must sound dynomite to you.


44 posted on 11/27/2007 9:12:30 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: UKrepublican
Lets pray that there are results here, that the Palestinians end terrorism and embrace freedom, democracy and ultimately statehood.

They won't. Bet on it. And that isn't that this is about anyway. It is about sacrificing Israel yet again...this time to please our Saudi masters and manufacture a Bush legacy based on yet more empty Arab promises. I pray this conference fails miserably.

45 posted on 11/27/2007 9:13:14 AM PST by montag813
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To: TerP26
So where does that leave Israel?

With an enemy state they can declare war on??

46 posted on 11/27/2007 9:13:55 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: jrooney; Cinnamon Girl

Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t we do some bombing of Lebanon in the wake of that? I seem to recall a Navy A-6 being shot down and at least one crew member killed during a bombing raid, perhaps in assistance to Israel going after the PLO.

Nonetheless, Beirut was quite the event. I was a civilian working for the Marine Corps Reserve at the time.


47 posted on 11/27/2007 9:15:14 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: RDTF
Before I ever put ink to paper with the Palestinians, I would want to see a year straight with no terror attacks from the territories, and see the Palestinian authorities hand over to the IDF, all terrorperps within the Palestinian territories.

Until the Palestinian people and authorities show by their own actions that they have wholly turned from the radical Islamic mindset of terrorism, and do it for an extended period, I would not dare sign any kind of accord with them or let down my guard in the least.

Instead I would take an even harder, more firm line. Like: Any terror attack from the territories will lead to a one kilometer expansion of Israel soveriegn territory into the respective Palestinain territory and a removal of all Palestinians from said annexation...to be enforced by force of arms The more they attack, the less land they have. When they stop all attacks for a year straight...then we would talk about some kind of accord.

But that's just my own opinion.

48 posted on 11/27/2007 9:15:47 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Cinnamon Girl
We are talking about Israel. I do not know what is going to come out of this summit, either do you. Something has to be done though. No POTUS has supported Israel and its right to exist more than GW. That is a fact.

You praise Reagan but bash GW. When terrorists came a calling GW confronted them. Reagan did not. Reagan encouraged them by fleeing from Lebanon.
49 posted on 11/27/2007 9:18:37 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul makes Jimmy Carter look tough and Dennis Kucinich look sane.)
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To: F15Eagle
Yeah we did a very, very limited engagement, just like Clinton lobbying some cruise missiles into an aspirin factory.
50 posted on 11/27/2007 9:20:16 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul makes Jimmy Carter look tough and Dennis Kucinich look sane.)
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