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Official: Israeli PM (Netanyahu) likely to back two-state plan
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/09 | Amy Teibel - ap

Posted on 05/16/2009 11:56:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

JERUSALEM – Israel's defense minister said Saturday he believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will endorse the creation of a Palestinian state during his upcoming meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington.

It would be a significant shift for the Israeli leader, who has made clear in the past that he does not think the Palestinians are ready to rule themselves. But that position has put him at odds with long-standing U.S. policy that supports Palestinian statehood as the cornerstone of Mideast peace efforts.

"I think and believe that Netanyahu will tell Obama this government is prepared to go for a political process that will result in two nations living side by side in peace and mutual respect," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Channel 2 TV on Saturday.

Barak said he thought an agreement with the Palestinians could be achieved within three years.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barak; israeli; netanyahu; obama; twostate

1 posted on 05/16/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Do they still get to b*tch-slap Iran as required for their own survival?

If not,
No DEal.


2 posted on 05/16/2009 11:58:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Gee, I just got through reading the opposite on FR on another thread, which tells me that any speculation is just folly at this point.
3 posted on 05/16/2009 12:03:34 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I think and believe that Netanyahu will tell Obama this government is prepared to go for a political process that will result in two nations living side by side in peace and mutual respect,”

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I really think this is more a case of Barak attributing to Netanyahu his own hopes. Or possibly, it’s Barak providing cover for Netanyahu by intimating Netanyhu was originally willing to talk about a 2 state solution but ultimately he found zer0’s additional demands untenable. I haven’t heard anything from Netanyahu which would indicate he’s open to a 2 state solution.


4 posted on 05/16/2009 12:04:30 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: fish hawk
lol

Here's a pic from earlier today going that direction, I hear ya on speculation.

BiBi bending? or Ehud Barak playing games..

developing

5 posted on 05/16/2009 12:05:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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oops.. the pic. :-)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen here on May 11, 2009, will refuse on his trip to Washington to back the formation of a Palestinian state, an MP close to the premier said on Saturday, according to public radio. (AFP/File/Cris Bouroncle)

6 posted on 05/16/2009 12:07:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: fish hawk
You are absolutely right.......

Netanyahu 'won't back Palestinian state' in US (Bibi KOs Obambi)

7 posted on 05/16/2009 12:10:41 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let me play the part of Bibi: “ Now we all know that Israel is a very small country yet surrounded by many giant Arab countries. Therefor I am all for a Palestinian state as long as it is in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, or Jordan, or Syria. You folks know that most Palestinians are Arab and that they hate the Jews so YES I will support their state on Arab land.”


8 posted on 05/16/2009 12:12:40 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, then ... there must be a 7-year peace deal coming ...


9 posted on 05/16/2009 12:26:09 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: fish hawk

It is simpler than that. The Palestinian state was called Trans-Jordan, later shortened to Jordan. That was the portion of the original Israeli state that was split to accomodate the Arabs.


10 posted on 05/16/2009 12:36:55 PM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Unlikely. If he does it’s gameover. What was he elected for, to be Livni Lite?
Doesn’t sound like him, unless he is going to say, put it on Arab land and we’re ok with it.


11 posted on 05/16/2009 12:37:01 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, is he or isn’t he?

“Netanyahu ‘won’t back Palestinian state”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2252275/posts

Someone is whistling in the wind..


12 posted on 05/16/2009 1:35:37 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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13 posted on 05/17/2009 1:57:40 PM PDT by SJackson (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity, S. Freud)
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To: NormsRevenge

False AP headline. Real quote buried. Disinformation.

“Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he thought an agreement with the Palestinians could be achieved within three years.

“I think and believe that Netanyahu will tell Obama this government is prepared to go for a political process that will result in two peoples living side by side in peace and mutual respect,” Barak told Channel 2 TV.

However, he did not use the word state, leaving open other options for Netanyahu.”


14 posted on 05/17/2009 6:10:44 PM PDT by dervish (I'm the President see me bow (at 0:50) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S60U-hl35Gw)
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