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U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks
Haaretz ^ | 4/18/09 | Akiva Eldar

Posted on 04/18/2009 10:57:40 PM PDT by Nachum

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States, the State Department said during special envoy George Mitchell's visits over the weekend to Ramallah and Cairo.

The State Department released statements saying that the United States would continue to promote a two-state solution. In Ramallah, Mitchell met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; palestinians; recognize; us

1 posted on 04/18/2009 10:57:41 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/18/2009 10:58:02 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States, the State Department."

...and in other news, Palestinian farmers insisted that their use of Zyklon-B as a pesticide should not be taken so seriously by Israel "it's a bug spray! what's the big deal?"
3 posted on 04/18/2009 11:03:39 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: Nachum

Nothing less would have been expected from ObaHamas.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 11:10:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Nachum

My god, the damage this administration is doing!
We have seen the world wreckage of Jimma Carter,
we have yet to see the train wreck that is Obama
as it is happening before our eyes.


5 posted on 04/18/2009 11:11:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

The US. has called for a two state solution but now
obama says, The party that has been a state for sixty years
doesn’t have to be recognized by the party that has NEVER
been a state.

The guy is clueless or a pure obstructionist.


6 posted on 04/18/2009 11:14:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States

Bibi to O "F*** you, Putz."

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7 posted on 04/18/2009 11:16:38 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: tet68

He’s pro-Pali and nothing else. That’s why he attend “the church of what’s happening now” with Jeremiah Wright who was a Jooooooooooo-hater and made the Pali terrorists (not all Palis) the victims.


8 posted on 04/18/2009 11:18:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: tet68
We have seen the world wreckage of Jimma Carter,

Ironically Carter managed to make peace work between Egypt and Israel. And Obama's going to frack that up too at this rate.

9 posted on 04/18/2009 11:21:10 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: Lurker

Bibi: “Talk all you want but I won’t be there!”


10 posted on 04/18/2009 11:23:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Nachum
is unacceptable to the United States, the State Department said during special envoy George Mitchell's visits over the weekend to Ramallah and Cairo.

Obi, you REAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLY want to reconsider this stance of yours...

11 posted on 04/18/2009 11:24:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: Centurion2000

I believe there would have been peace between Israel and Egypt with or without Carter.


12 posted on 04/18/2009 11:25:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

I can picture it.

Abbas: “Israel does not exist. The Zionists are usurpers.”

Bibi: “How can we even have a discussion about peace when we do not even envision the same world? They believe we should all be put to death immediately!”

Abbas: “No. Any Jew who leaves our Holy Land will be spared his life.”

Obama: “See? Now we are getting somewhere!”


13 posted on 04/18/2009 11:29:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Nachum
I don't recognize Obama as President of the United States. He is unacceptable.
14 posted on 04/18/2009 11:33:16 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: Nachum

No doubt, American Jews will continue to support Obama. And consider themselves “really progressive” for doing so. I wonder what it will take to assuage their guilt? Another holocaust? I could perform brain surgery before I could understand how Jews could vote for this guy.


15 posted on 04/18/2009 11:34:21 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Nachum

What idiot thought they would ever...


16 posted on 04/18/2009 11:35:04 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Nachum

That’s nothing - the U.S. isn’t even requiring the Palistinians to recognize the U.S., either.


17 posted on 04/18/2009 11:35:19 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Nachum

In 1948 the Israelis said their secret weapon was NOC(no other choice).

Today, the same thing applies. Cooperating with Obama is pure suicide, so they will need to take a different course of action. It should be interesting to see what Bibi comes up with.


18 posted on 04/19/2009 12:18:03 AM PDT by devere
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To: Nachum

19 posted on 04/19/2009 3:55:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

And this “magic negro” says the United States is not a Christian country?
Guy really hasn’t a clue does he? Head must really be screwed up from all the coke he snorted.


20 posted on 04/19/2009 5:02:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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21 posted on 04/19/2009 6:02:37 AM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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Left off my comment. This is the Israeli position as well.

I am prepared to negotiate with any side that desires to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Contrary to reports, I don't condition dialogue with the Palestinians on recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Nevertheless, progress in the peace process does depend on the willingness to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Benjamin Netanyahu

22 posted on 04/19/2009 6:23:31 AM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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To: tet68
However, the Bush administration accepted the Palestinian objection that the issue should be subject to negotiation

It didn't start with Obama, although he will be the one to cross the Rubicon and abandon Israel.

23 posted on 04/19/2009 6:47:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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