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Bush: Israel must cease 'occupation' of Arab land
AP ^ | 1-10-08 | ANNE GEARAN

Posted on 01/10/2008 8:21:54 AM PST by truthandlife

President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said today that a peace accord will require "painful political concessions" by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the "occupation" of Arab land by the Israeli military.

"Now is the time to make difficult choices," Bush said after a first-ever visit to the Palestinian territories, which followed separate meetings with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem the day before.

Bush is in the Mideast for eight days, trying to bolster his goal of achieving a long-elusive peace agreement by the end of his presidency in a year. Speaking at his hotel in Jerusalem, he said again that he thinks that is possible.

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, right, shows the way to President Bush upon his arrival today at Abbas's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

1 posted on 01/10/2008 8:21:55 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
Kowtowing to the Islamists.


2 posted on 01/10/2008 8:23:25 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: truthandlife
America, you better get your hard hat on because it could get ugly.

"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:2-3)

3 posted on 01/10/2008 8:23:40 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife

Bush disgusts me.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 8:24:19 AM PST by Anonymous Rex ( For Rent)
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To: truthandlife

More Israeli concessions in return for Palestinian promises.

Every struggling president always tries to “fix the Palestinian problem” before leaving in an effort to vindicate their legacy.


6 posted on 01/10/2008 8:24:22 AM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: truthandlife

He shoulda stayed stateside. The US meddling in Israeli affairs over the last few years has caused nothing but trouble for them.


7 posted on 01/10/2008 8:24:33 AM PST by faloi
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To: truthandlife

Bush ought to read a few history books before making such idiotic statements.


8 posted on 01/10/2008 8:24:53 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: truthandlife

What has happened to this man? And why is it every American President, in their last year in office, always tries to broker peace in Israel?


9 posted on 01/10/2008 8:25:53 AM PST by rintense (Thompson / Hunter 2008!)
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To: Barney Gumble

BUSH IS CLUELESS........ Proof below...

“President Bush announced his intention to push a Mideast treaty between Israel and the Palestinians even as he admitted that the Palestinian side has not met a single one of its prior obligations under the ‘Road Map’!

While standing side-by-side with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Bush acknowledged that Hamas was dedicated to Israel’s destruction, that Hamas was in control of Gaza, and that Hamas was elected in a democratic election.

The next day, while standing beside Mahmoud Abbas, who has no control over Gaza, no control over Hamas, has made no effort to disarm Hamas, as Palestinian rockets still rain down on Israel Bush called on Israel to fulfill it’s obligations under the Road Map, suggesting that tactic might “encourage the Palestinians to do the same.”

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, quickly dismissed Bush and Abbas’ hopeful comments.

“This meeting was for public relations only, it was an empty meeting without results, only more dreams and waste of time,” the Hamas spokesman said.”


10 posted on 01/10/2008 8:26:16 AM PST by cowdog77 (I'm a Christian first, conservative second, and Republican third.)
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To: truthandlife
I wonder if President Bush is over their putting Israel on the sacrificial altar of a phony peace plan, so he can get some serious cash and credit from the well oiled Arabs?
11 posted on 01/10/2008 8:26:43 AM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: Anonymous Rex
We will be spewed out if this continues. What is wrong with the man, does he not understand the consequences?
12 posted on 01/10/2008 8:26:45 AM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: truthandlife
“Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he (Bush) said...”

No it ain’t! Jerusalem is ALL Israel’s!

13 posted on 01/10/2008 8:27:05 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: truthandlife
I couldn't disagree with Bush more!

I truly believe he is a basically good and God fearing man but he doesn't know his bible very well and he doesn't understand the history of Israel since it became a state.

The "Palestinian" land he claims Israel "must cease occupation of" was won fair and square during the 6 Day War in which every surrounding Arab nation attacked Israel -- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

Go home, President Bush and stay out of what is no concern of yours as you obviously have no sense of history.

14 posted on 01/10/2008 8:27:21 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: truthandlife

Woe unto America. We’re in big trouble. This is a shameful thing that Bush has done! He has sinned against Almighty God! America is going down!


15 posted on 01/10/2008 8:27:57 AM PST by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: Anonymous Rex

A President in “Legacy Mode” is a very dangerous thing.


16 posted on 01/10/2008 8:28:14 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: truthandlife

Palestinian “concession” = “OK, we’ll only blow up one bus a month in Jerusalem instead of two.”

Israel should unify Jerusalem, re-occupy Gaza and the Golan, and evict the Palestinians who won’t peacefully assimilate. It’s time for them to end this once and for all before one of the Muslim powers arrayed against them gets their hands on a nuke.

}:-)4


17 posted on 01/10/2008 8:28:20 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: truthandlife

Haman, er, President Bush, is a moron.


18 posted on 01/10/2008 8:28:50 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian
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To: Anonymous Rex

What a disappointment! Whiskey Tango Foxgtrot! Does anyone remember how Klinton tried this crap 8 years ago and all it led to was the Intifada?


19 posted on 01/10/2008 8:29:28 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: rintense

“W” is a goofball, one who I voted for twice. He is a Rockefeller Republican.


20 posted on 01/10/2008 8:29:28 AM PST by em2vn
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Meanwhile the elected leader of Israel wants to give the arabs Jerusalem itself, nothing to see hear move on now


21 posted on 01/10/2008 8:31:11 AM PST by italianquaker (Is there anything Ron Paul doesn't blame the USA for?)
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To: truthandlife

Well, the good news is, Bush’s term is almost up.


22 posted on 01/10/2008 8:32:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: truthandlife
There was an article a fews years back about how catastrophes in the US follow these types of anti Israeli actions. It came with a very detailed timeline and chart. Anybody?
23 posted on 01/10/2008 8:32:05 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: truthandlife

President Bush is going to be a tough act to follow.


24 posted on 01/10/2008 8:32:20 AM PST by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: truthandlife

Very, very disappointing. Desperation for Legacy.


25 posted on 01/10/2008 8:33:40 AM PST by sappy
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To: truthandlife

Hey wise up George, the Arab nations had one goal in every one of their wars, which was the extinction of Israel, as it turned out, Israel kicked their asses, and occupied territory as the ‘spoils of war’.

If the Arab nations had wiped out Israel, would you now be calling for them to vacate what used to be called Israel, as ‘Arab occupied land’?

[crickets all the way to Crawford Texas chirping]

No, I didn’t think so.

What’s next Mr. President, you going to suggest that America surrender all that ‘occupied land’ we seized from Mexico?


26 posted on 01/10/2008 8:33:52 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: truthandlife

I like seeing Hamas salute the American President, just hope he is telling the Israeli’s to carpet bomb at first show of hostility.


27 posted on 01/10/2008 8:35:04 AM PST by Son House (Lower Tax Rates for MORE Income Opportunities.)
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To: truthandlife

Maybe President Bush should give the Black Hills back to the Sioux Nation. The Supreme Court ruled 27 years ago that they are the rightful owners.

If The Israelis are stupid enough to dismember their nation to please a lame-duck American President, they deserve whatever happens to them.


28 posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:01 AM PST by devere
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To: Anonymous Rex

Why is our President trying to “kick against the pricks”? For the meaning see Acts 26:14


29 posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:30 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: truthandlife
How 'bout if the A-rabs stop occupying Jewish land like Hebron, huh Mr. President? It was bought and paid for. Says so in your Bible, Mr. President. Open it. Read it. Get the goat "herders" off Jewish land, and let them go back across the Jorden to the East Bank.

ML/NJ

30 posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:32 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Son House

They are Fatah. Hamas is in charge in Gaza. The Fatah are acting “buddy-buddy” with us now. Not saying that there is a real difference between those two flavors of terrorists, though.


31 posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:49 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: cowdog77

Paraphrasing ElMort yesterday...

“We have been bombarded daily from Gaza by rocket attack after rocket attack... ...we may never have this chance at peace again.”

You just have to shake your head and wonder what the hell these folks are thinking. What basis for peace is there when the Palestinians don’t keep their promises, continue to try to kill Israelis indescriminantly, and make no bones about the fact that they demand Jerusalem.


32 posted on 01/10/2008 8:37:05 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: rintense

It’s kinda like obituaries of famous people; the major news outlets pre-write them and periodically update them, only in the case of an exiting president, his ghostwriters are already busy on his post-presidential N.Y. Times best seller and only Jimmy Carter came close to “success,” got his book though, along with the Nobel.


33 posted on 01/10/2008 8:37:11 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: truthandlife

Yes.
And the horizon does not seem to promise any great leaders in our near future.


34 posted on 01/10/2008 8:37:13 AM PST by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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To: truthandlife

Take a hike, Bush.

Bring Rice with you, too.


35 posted on 01/10/2008 8:38:19 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: truthandlife

You know, when I first saw the bumper stickers referencing 1/20/2009 (as in, when Bush will be out of office), it bothered me. These days, I’m tempted to get one myself.


36 posted on 01/10/2008 8:38:32 AM PST by Sicon
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To: LilAngel
President Bush is going to be a tough act to follow.

Sounds like he's setting Israel up to get the big knife in the back from Hil-liar-y or B. Hussein Obama in '09.

Oy Vey!


37 posted on 01/10/2008 8:39:07 AM PST by ssaftler (Which Al is more deadly: Al Qaeda or Al Gore?)
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To: mkjessup
What’s next Mr. President, you going to suggest that America surrender all that ‘occupied land’ we seized from Mexico?

Be careful what you say there. Parody has a way of becoming reality in this strange new world.

38 posted on 01/10/2008 8:40:16 AM PST by thulldud
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To: mkjessup

Sort of, he’s letting them come back and take it a piece at a time.


39 posted on 01/10/2008 8:40:16 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: truthandlife

If we abandon Israel, God will abandon us.

It is written.

BLOAT, lock & load and pray often!


40 posted on 01/10/2008 8:40:46 AM PST by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: truthandlife
Abbas sure looks like a happy man...

Remember that this is the man who carried out the murders of American diplomats in Khartoum in 1973. He was Yasser Arafat's right-hand man and partner in terror. And now Bush is doing his bidding.

41 posted on 01/10/2008 8:41:20 AM PST by montag813
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To: truthandlife

Call for the end of the “welfare” of Arab land by the American Tax Payers..


42 posted on 01/10/2008 8:41:22 AM PST by Son House (Lower Tax Rates for MORE Income Opportunities.)
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To: truthandlife
Israel is not "occupying" Arab land, Mr. President. The Arabs' description of "occupation" includes all of Israel. They could have had a state 60 years ago but they rejected it. And their chief negotiator refuses to accept Israel as a Jewish State. All the goodwill has come from Israel's side. Israelis are not seeing it matched with reciprocity from the Palestinian side. To describe the conflict in terms of moral equivalence is the obverse of the historical truth. Both sides are far from being equally responsible, whether from a moral or legal standpoint.

"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

43 posted on 01/10/2008 8:41:33 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: truthandlife; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; Seadog Bytes
White House Comment Line 1-202-456-1111; worth staying on hold for ten minutes to get a live operator and to speak for two minutes in a clear and concise tone.

Know that in 1997 the volume of calls to DOD got Sara Lister to leave. Think Harriet Myers and Immigration.

The clear voice of reason relies on individuals, never on government or media.

44 posted on 01/10/2008 8:42:06 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: truthandlife

How can a good, otherwise god fearing man such as President Bush be so utterly clueless on this issue?!


45 posted on 01/10/2008 8:42:53 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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46 posted on 01/10/2008 8:43:26 AM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: mkjessup

>What’s next Mr. President, you going to suggest that America surrender all that ‘occupied land’ we seized from Mexico?<

It’s possible. Heaven knows we can’t offend Mexico for the sake of a few meaningless things like our sovereignty, future and national security.


47 posted on 01/10/2008 8:43:33 AM PST by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: truthandlife
Jerusalem will be like a 2 way Berlin with a giant wall and in about 30 years Palestinian Jerusalem will be in complete disarray.
48 posted on 01/10/2008 8:43:50 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Well, the good news is, Bush’s term is almost up.

The bad news, is his successor is going to be even worse.

49 posted on 01/10/2008 8:44:07 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: All

Bush continues his Nutty Liberal Globalist legacy.

This pretty much means the WOT is over. Bush is now on the side of the terrorists.

There will never be Middle East peace until the Islamics are dealt with strongly. You will never have Mid East peace if you continue to believe the fallacy “Islam is a religion of peace”


50 posted on 01/10/2008 8:44:20 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Got Delegates? Hunter does)
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